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Deborah L. Tyler (VA '04)

Associate Executive Director, Professional Learning

National Association of Elementary School Principals
Alexandria, VA

At the time of the Award, Deborah L. Tyler was:

Pine Spring Elementary School
Falls Church, VA

Grade(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Biographical Information

Deborah Tyler has been principal of Eagle View Elementary School in Fairfax since its opening in 2006. With a major focus on technology, Tyler has equipped every classroom at Eagle View with a SMART Board, which allows students and teachers to surf the Internet, as well as laptops instead of desktop computers. Previously, Tyler was assistant principal and then principal of Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church, whose students come from 25 countries and speak 14 languages. Tyler helped transform Pine Spring from a low-performing school into a high-achieving campus that served as a model throughout the district. She developed innovative instructional reading and writing programs and trained both students and staff to use them. She established an Identified Student Program (ISP) which targeted at-risk students, resulting in improved test scores. Tyler sent a monthly parent newsletter in Spanish and English, offering both news and opportunities for parental involvement. Tyler was also selected to represent Title I schools on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) School Choice Planning Committee.

Related Connections

Milestone: Deborah Tyler (VA ’04) Joins National Association of Elementary School Principals