District names Directors of Instruction
Pearland Independent School District welcomes Dawn Lyssy as Director of Elementary Instruction and Bonnie Scheidt as Director of Secondary Instruction.
Dawn Lyssy, Director of Elementary Instruction
Lyssy has served as a Reading/ELA Curriculum Specialist at Pearland ISD since 2006. Prior to that, she was a 4th grade teacher at Silvercrest Elementary and at Killeen ISD, for six years.
She looks forward to collaborating with district and campus staff as she supports the ongoing growth of teachers’ expertise to meet the instructional needs of all students.
“My vision for the Curriculum and Instruction department is to continue to serve teachers and principals by supporting high-quality, research-based curriculum and best teaching practices, so we can make a difference for all students in the district,” Lyssy said.
Lyssy has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington.
“The Curriculum and Instruction Department is here to serve, support and supply as we work to meet the needs of all campuses and students,” she said.
Bonnie Scheidt, Director of Secondary Instruction
Former assistant principal at Pearland High School, Bonnie Scheidt began her career in education 17 years ago, in the classroom. After leaving the classroom, she served as a Math Curriculum Specialist for Pearland ISD for 8 years. Scheidt has been working for the district for 14 years.
The motto that will guide her in her new position is “Serve, Support and Supply.”
“I am deeply committed to offering high-quality education for our children by serving and supporting Pearland teachers and administrators,” Scheidt said.
Scheidt has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from former Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and a Masters in Educational Administration from Lamar University. She looks forward to continuing to serve the district by building upon a strong foundation of support and learning for both teachers and students.
“My vision is to continue world-class education for all students by offering a comprehensive academic program. I want to provide the opportunities they need to reach their full potential, become life-long learners and contributing members of society,” she said.