Deborah Lynn Brooks
Deb received her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English Literature and Composition at the University of Arizona, her teaching certification and B.A. in Education from Northern Arizona University, and her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Born as Deborah Lynn Hnilo, and fondly known to me as my little peanut, this amazing woman has grown as my third child and second daughter from an energetic, loving, kind, patient and beautiful daughter to all of the same and more. As an adult she has become an amazing mother herself, to my first grandson Ryan Michael Brooks, a wonderful wife to Jim Brooks, an incredibly gifted teacher who earns the respect and trust of many young children and their parents, a granddaughter to two very proud and loving grandmothers, Josephine Haladyna and Eleanor Dobes, sibling to her sister Laura Ann O'Hara and brother Michael Hnilo, and proud parents Bruce Hnilo and Pat McCarthy.
What more could a mother want than to be given such a wonderful person to represent life to the fullest. She is my joy, my inspiration to move forward in life, no matter how rough the journey, constantly giving support, belief and trust to those she loves and cares for. Who better to be honored as one of many in this very special place, the Women's Plaza of Honor