Deb Pustulka has a long tenure of leadership at Palm Elementary School, where she took over the helm in 2008.
She has been instrumental in maintaining a building culture of excellence, helping the youngest Titans succeed, while nurturing a building climate that fosters creativity, innovation, diversity, equity, risk-taking and trust. She supports teaching and inspires high performance standards with accountability in the classroom.
Mrs. Pustulka earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Education in 1986 and a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration in 2003, both from Ashland University. She obtained her Superintendent’s Licensure in 2011.
Mrs. Pustulka began her educational career teaching second grade at Lorain’s St. Anthony of Padua School. She also taught in Clearview, South Amherst, and Vermillion schools before joining Lorain City Schools as an administrator at Garfield Elementary, General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, and Larkmoor Elementary.
Mrs. Pustulka is a member of the Lorain Administrative Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA). In addition, she has participated in the Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars from 2012 to 2018 and serves as a lector at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lorain.