Heather Lyon came to education because she wanted to write but needed a back-up plan because she knew she couldn’t become a well-paid, famous author overnight. She was fortunate because her cooperating teacher was inspirational and she realized she loved teaching. She became a certified Reading Specialist after completing her Master’s degree in education at the University at Buffalo, and prior to that her Bachelor of Arts in English from Alfred University. Finally, she received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University at Buffalo in 2010. In terms of her work history, she is an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology for a suburban school district in Western NY State. Prior to this, she was the Director of Elementary Education in a large suburban school district. Some additional highlights of her career include her work as an English Teacher, Staff Developer, Principal, Director of Instruction, and is currently Assistant Superintendent in Lewiston-Porter Central School District of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology. In each position, she was known for her leadership among students, faculty and staff, and her drive toward excellence for the entire school community.
Find Heather online by visiting her website www.lyonsletters.com or on Twitter @lyonsletters and on LinkedIn.