Debbie Stier is the author of The Perfect Score Project: One Mother’s Journey to Uncover the Secrets of the SAT, as well as a former publishing executive whose career spanned over two decades. Her broadcast experience includes appearances on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, ABC Radio, and Bloomberg TV. In addition, she has been extensively profiled in publications such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, USA Today, the New York Post, Family Circle, and Parade.
A critically acclaimed author who researches education and parenting issues, Stier is a single mother who has personally survived (and triumphed!) the struggles of raising teenagers in the face of increasingly difficult culture influences. She communicates the latest relevant research from a unique perspective through a mix of emotional personal stories that establish a context to deliver unexpected and insightful information. Stier’s speeches are conversational in tone and persuasively authentic. Audiences will feel the the joy of a speaker who is deeply committed to sharing the lessons she learned as a mother, researcher, and author.
Stier has spoken at a wide range of conferences, including a keynote speech at the Kumon North American Instructor’s Conference, Media Bistro, SXSW, Book Expo America (BEA), Columbia University, New York University, #140 Conf., Digital Book World, to name a few. In addition, she’s a regular speaker at PTA events, libraries, book clubs, and parent groups.
“Debbie Stier’s Perfect Score Project presentation is so useful and rich that every parent and teacher of students priming for the SAT needs to know what she knows. It’s the best PTSA talk I’ve ever heard, bar none.”
“Debbie gave a fabulous reading and Q&A. I could have listened to her talk about The Perfect Score Project all night. I thank her for writing this book! It is a bible for me, and now for many of my friends. She has have done such a service.”
“As a teacher, it sparked so many ideas that made me want to shout them from the top of the roof to my fellow teachers. . . she offers some great advice that should not be missed. . . That’s what we, as teachers, love to see… a parent who cares enough to go through it with their child!”
“Debbie Stier is truly an expert on the SAT. . . [Her] lively lecture about SAT prep was an eye opener, and the wise, practical solutions she imparted were priceless.”
“Debbie connected with the parents and sent them away with tools to help guide their children – and help reduce some of their stress for the daunting journey of the SAT!”
“Debbie’s experience gave us hope that our child, given the right tools, and a ‘long runway’ to prepare for the SAT is capable of achieving a great score.”
“What Stier does give – and she delivers this in spades – is an idea of what the SAT experience is like for both you and your child and a solid orientation about how you as a parent can actually help. This alone is worth it’s weight in gold.”