Debbie Haberer was born and raised in the Earth community. After graduation from Springlake-Earth High School, she attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She is also ESL certificated. She taught at Muleshoe for two years and Amherst one year before her employment with the S-E ISD in 1973. This is her 27th year of teaching, many of which have been in the first grade.

Her husband Davey is a Sales Representative for a cattle feed and mineral company. Their older son, Mark and his wife Chanda, live in Lubbock with their son Jantzen. Their younger son Ryan lives near Austin with his wife Kacy, step-daughter Tatum, and son Jace.

Debbie enjoys gardening and grandchildren. Her favorites include: author Nicholas Sparks; book The Wedding, and movie Message in a Bottle.

She said, "I am a second generation teacher in the Springlake-Earth School System. My dad, Weldon Barton, taught ag here in the 1940's. My aunts, Mildred Barton Haley and Gladys Barton McCord, taught here as well as my sister, Welda. My cousin, Jeri Paige Goodman is also teaching and coaching her."

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Robbie Parish

"I was born in Slaton, Texas, but we moved to New Mexico when I was two years old. I went to Claunch School for elementary grades, then rode the bus across the mountain to attend Corona High. I went to college at Eastern New Mexico University. I taught three years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, then I married Charles Parish and moved to Earth, Texas.

We have three children amd six grandchildren: our son Mark is married to Gwen and their children are Corbin and Jill;, Cindy and her husband Randy have a daughter and son, Amanda and Jace; Kyle and his wife Tammy have two sons, Trennon and Landon. When Kyle was nearly a year old, I went back to teaching. I taught fifth grade for two years, then I moved to first grade. I began teaching at Springlake-Earth ISD in 1973."

I am certified to teach grades 1-8 and have a minor in psychology and English. My favorite saying comes from the book I use the most, the Bible: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I enjoy reading, sewing, and cooking.