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My Story

From the time she was five years old, Devra knew she wanted to teach and help people. After graduating college with a major in Humanities and a minor in English Literature, Devra went on to earn both Education Specialist and English teaching credentials. Devra loved teaching, and she wanted to learn more about how to support her students academically and socially.


That’s why Devra went on to earn a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health. She conducted research on teaching that supports student’s psychological needs, increases their motivation, and helps them form positive relationships with themselves and others. 


Devra has taught students from kindergarten through college level. And she discovered that her research findings were applicable to adults (and adult relationships) as well. 

Just as teaching was her passion early in her career, life and relationship coaching (with people at all ages and stages of life) fuel her soul today. Please, sign up for a session if you think she can help. 

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My Mission

At Hopeful Tribe, we are creating a more hopeful world. We help people thrive by helping them build and sustain loving and kind relationships with themselves and others.

“If hurt people hurt people and create systems that hurt people, then healing people are healing people and create systems that heal people.”  –Dr. SooJin Pate

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