Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Hyland

A bit about Dr. Hyland… 

I have been a special educator for 17 years.  My professional experiences include service delivery across public, charter, specialized, agency, and in-home settings with students ranging in age from birth to three through age twenty-one.  Most recently, I served in the capacity of Dean of Students at Concord High School and prior to that, as an Educational Diagnostician/ Special Education Coordinator at Talley Middle School and Brandywine High School, respectively. 

My foremost influence for entering the field of education is a genuine desire to serve young people and to help them thrive. I am grateful for the many opportunities I have had to make a real difference in the lives of my students.  It is my belief that when an educator works to help a young person recognize the promise of their own future, then it is a job well done.  

In addition to being the mother of 3 extraordinary kiddos, I am proud of my contribution to the field of education in the form of research that examines alternatives to student exclusion via Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, Restorative Practices, and Social Emotional Learning.   

I would have to say that the sum of my personal and professional experiences has contributed to a strong core belief rooted in possibility for every young person.  I acknowledge that while success may not look the same for each student, all students have potential and are deserving of the very best we have to offer.   

I want you to know that I am excited to be a member of the very talented P.S. Team and I look forward to learning, growing, and accomplishing great things together.