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Deborah Tacon


Deborah Tacon has been teaching in the American Language Program (ALP) since 2005 and is also an adjunct faculty member at Manhattanville College. She previously taught in the ESL programs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Fordham University and in the New York City public schools. Her background is in dance and theatre, having been a performer, teacher, and choreographer for many years and on the faculty of Vassar College and Barnard College, among other schools.


  • B.F.A, University of North Carolina
  • Post-Masters Teaching Certification, Manhattanville College
  • MALS, Wesleyan University