Tameka D. Hyland, Ed.D.
Dr. Tameka D. Hyland is an innovative educational leader who has transformed two schools. She started her principal career in the Vicksburg-Warren School District at Sherman Avenue Elementary School where she improved the letter grade from a D to C, and achieved the second highest MKAS reading scores in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Hyland is currently the executive principal at Vicksburg High School where she has achieved the highest graduation rate in the school’s history at 88% and the third highest number of students taking dual enrollment classes in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Hyland has structured the school so that students have the opportunity to explore the career academies and exit high school using one of the four E’s (entrepreneurship, enrollment, employment, and enlistment). Dr. Hyland is an expert in school reform and is the author of, “The Reality of Teaching,” where she enlightens school leaders and stakeholders about the educational challenges that teachers face in their classrooms. She is currently working on her second publication entitled, “ U-Turn: A Recipe for School Reform.” In this book she shares how she uses research and various methods to take schools from failing to successful.
Dr. Hyland has an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Child Development, Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s Degree in Teaching Arts, and a Specialist and Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. Dr. Hyland is an expert in school reform and has a thorough knowledge of the Common Core State Standards, the Career Academies, the effects of poor literacy skills among students, especially African American students, and ways to strategically help organizations maximize student achievement and raise test scores.
Dr. Hyland’s motto for Vicksburg High School is, “Back to Excellence, Average is Officially Over.” She believes that Vicksburg High School is filled with [potential and possibilities and has surrounded herself with the best educators in Mississippi to help Vicksburg High School the best that it can be.