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Deborah Crimes

Founder & Owner
Proud Recipient of the 2009 Top 100 MBEs Award

Deborah Crimes founded Lessons From Abroad, LLC in 2003. Deborah has a passion for two things: (1) teaching children–she has taught and tutored children in various subjects for over 20 years, mostly on a volunteer basis, and (2) language and culture—she studied Spanish in high school, college and abroad in Sevilla, Spain and wishes to learn more languages in the near future.  By combining these passions, Lessons From Abroad became a reality.

Our Staff

Lessons From Abroad instructors, consultants, and tutors are highly qualified native or near-native speakers, degreed or working towards a degree in a foreign language or education, certified teachers or childcare professionals. 

Our instructors and tutors...

have a love for teaching children and adults world languages

dedicated to make sure learning a language is fun

want to share their culture and language with others

are patient and committed

Advisory Council

The LFA Advisory Council is comprised of experts in the fields of education, foreign languages, technology, event planning and human resources. These individuals use their expertise and know-how to advise LFA administrators on the best practices relative to operating a language institute for children.

Alma Lawson, M.A.

Principal, Prince George's County Public Schools
(early childhood & special education)

Aricka Porter, M.Ed.

Principal, Baltimore County Schools

(elementary education)

Arnettia Wright, Esq.

Wright Law Group, P.C.

(legal counsel)

DeVon Caldwell-Brown, M.A.

Instructor, Prince George’s County Public Schools (Technology, Business, Student Interns)

Elizabeth Rankin-Fulcher

President, History on the Move Tours

(event planning, tours & promotion)

Melissa Hinkson, M.Ed.

President, Designed to Teach

(educational consulting)

Denise Simmons, M.P.A.

President, Simmons Strategies

(human resources management consulting)

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