Deidre R. Farmbry
Professional Learning Facilitator
Dr. Farmbry is a career educator previously with the School District of Philadelphia. Over twenty-eight years she was interim superintendent, chief academic officer, regional superintendent, high school principal, English department head, and English teacher.
Deidre is currently an independent consultant specializing in social and emotional learning, leadership coaching, team development, classroom practice, and school improvement via structured inquiry and collaboration. Her passion for and commitment to African-American male success led to her hosting four forums in Philadelphia on African-American male achievement with follow-up Saturday sessions addressing the education of African-American males in various contexts including prisons, public schools, private schools, and universities.
A native Philadelphian, Deidre received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Temple University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Although her favorite type of personal expression is poetry, Deidre is the author of several published speeches and essays on educational topics.