Andersen Elementary School welcomes new Assistant Principal for SY 2018-2019

Andersen Elementary School welcomes new Assistant Principal for SY 2018-2019

by Jimmy Journey
DoDEA Pacific

Agana Heights, Guam – Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific South, Guam Field Office, Community Superintendent, Mr. Jimmy Journey is pleased to announce a new Assistant Principal at Andersen Elementary School. We would like to extend a warm “Hafa Adai” and welcome to Mrs. Tyais Dial.

Tyais Dial, a California native, has been involved in education for over 16 years. Mrs. Dial’s experiences are diversified because not only has she worked as a DoDEA teacher, but she began her professional career as a paraprofessional, administrative assistant, WorkAbility Job Development teacher for Special Education Students, and the Executive Assistant for the Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern California. Because of her varied experiences, she understands the importance of each role as it pertains to teaching, supporting the whole child, and working closely with the community stakeholders. Mrs. Dial’s background is expansive as she has worked in a range of school settings and districts such as public, private and low-socioeconomic communities, as well as prominent districts such as in Beverly Hills Unified, a district recognized for its innovation and forward thinking.

Most recently, Mrs. Dial comes to Andersen Elementary School from Tarawa Terrace Elementary (TTES), Camp Lejeune, Mid-Atlantic District in North Carolina, where she served as a third-grade mild/moderate inclusion teacher and a teacher leader. Other positions she has held at TTES include grade level representative, teacher mentor/coach/cooperating teacher, Continuous School Improvement Committee Member (chairing Data and Purpose & Vision Committees), Writing Committee Rep., Gifted Committee Rep., LEA Human & Civil Rights Coordinator, Superintendents Advisory Committee Rep., Student Study Team and Retention Committee Rep.

Mrs. Dial subscribes to the philosophy of servant leadership and employs a servitude model which allows her to put the needs of her students’ and colleagues before her own. She uses her time, talents, and resources to bridge classroom needs with the initiatives of DoDEA’s mission. This includes facilitating effective collaboration, modeling excellent instruction, exhibiting inspiration through peer coaching/mentoring, and developing collegiality through curriculum development and practical application of knowledge. During her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids attending church, playing board games, going to the beach, dining out, and creating memories!

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