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DHS Para Educator of the Year

Maria Ryan - 2019-2020 Para of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Maria Ryan!

Derby High School's 2019-2020 Paraeducator of the Year!

Mrs. Ryan grew up in North Haven, CT.  She still resides there with her husband, her two children, and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Ryan began her higher education as a Pre-vet at UCONN.  She later continued her education in Behavioral Science at Charter Oak.

Mrs. Ryan has held many different types of jobs throughout her life.  Among them, she has been a groundskeeper, a dogwalker and trainer, secretary, house painter, janitor, and construction worker!  She found her passion as a paraprofessional.

Before working in Derby, Mrs. Ryan was a paraprofessional for a young girl in North Haven for several years.  She tended to her needs because she had no use of her legs and limited use of her hands.  After leaving North Haven, Mrs. Ryan began her paraprofessional career in Derby and has been with our district for twelve years!

Besides her love of working with young people, Mrs. Ryan also loves her family, Nature, and animals.


 

 


 

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