Back to Officials


Name: Price, Deborah
Current Position: Previous Assistant Deputy Secretary

On Feb. 2, 2004, Deborah A. Price was appointed assistant deputy Secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. She also leads the Department's homeland security efforts, in terms of developing quality terrorism preparedness plans for schools.

Price grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, after which she went on to gain a theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Upon graduation, Price worked for Senator William L. Armstrong, (R-Colorado), and directed the 1985 National Prayer Breakfast, a religious political organization (President George W. Bush has given regular speeches to the group). Price soon after became the director of research and administration for the Senate Republican Policy Committee under Senator Don Nickles (R-Oklahoma). She then became a policy adviser to Senator Nickles, who was assistant majority leader at the time. Upon joining the Department of Education Price served as chief of staff of the Office of Federal Student Aid, and then began her work at the OSDFS.
Bookmark and Share