Debra Hart-Chase retired from the Barnstable School System on Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 2013 after thirty-six years of teaching in the field of Visual Arts. She has an Associates in Fine Arts and Fashion Illustration from Mount Ida in Newton, MA and Bachelor's Degrees in Art Education, Fine Art, and Art History from Southeastern Massachusetts University. Deb also has lectured across the country on Career Education and Art Integration into all school subjects. She has illustrated close to 20 textbooks along with authoring five books on K-12 art education. She has illustrated numerous greeting card designs for the Marion Heath Card Company. Deb currently resides in Centerville, MA with her husband, Don. They have one son Michael, a recent law school graduate.