Deborah Rhoades is a wife, mother, former U.S. Army soldier, a homeschool teacher. She has a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in International Affairs, and an M.A. in Criminal Justice. While attending her undergraduate school, she was chosen to serve as a paid intern for her local Congressman in 1989. While in Washington, D.C., she fell in love and wanted to return. She returned the following fall to attend American University. During the late Fall Semester, the Persian Gulf War broke out. Her fiance at the time was a soldier in the Army and he was sent right away to fight. American University was anti-military, not allowing recruiters on their campus. The campus immediately began to protest the war. In the summer of 1991, she was offered an internship with Senator Sam Nunn but had to turn it down. Deborah transferred back to her neck of the woods to attend Florida State University and graduated in two semesters.
Later she would join the Army herself, joining under the Army Student Loan Repayment Program. She served as a Counterintelligence Agent, which she loved. Unfortunately, she would have to leave the service early to attend to a sick child. After eight years of single parenthood, she found the love of her life, got married, and in 2008 welcomed her 40th birthday present into the world, a beautiful little girl.
Deborah and her husband decided in the Spring of 2019, that they no longer wanted a public school education for their daughter, so they ended that tenure on the last day of school. Lauren is enrolled in Classical Conversations Home School Curriculum, which includes math, science, writing, reading, vocabulary/spelling, history, cursive writing, Latin, music, and art. Deborah and her daughter love homeschool, and they finished their first year on a high note, in spite of the quarantine, in May 2020. Lauren also enjoys archery through the local 4H.
Deborah and her family are Baptist by faith.