Tyais Dial, a California native, has been involved in education for over 20 years. Dr. Dial’s experiences are diversified because not only has she worked as a DoDEA teacher, but she began her professional career as a public school teacher, 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Dial came to DoDEA in 2011 as a teacher at Tarawa Terrace Elementary school teaching a plethora of grades and assuming a variety of leadership roles to include Team Leader, Continuous School Improvement Team member, and the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee member. In 2018, she joined the Guam family and served as one of two Assistant Principals for Andersen Elementary School. Most recently, she served as the Interim Principal at Andersen Middle School and she has enjoyed working with such a highly-experienced staff and amazing students.
Dr. Dial began her pursuit of higher education at California State-Dominguez Hills where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended graduate school, receiving a dual-teaching credential: Special Education/Multiple Subject, a Master of Science in Special Education from California Baptist University, and a few years later her Educational Specialist degree: Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Most recently, she completed her Doctor of Education Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Liberty University in September 2020.
Dr. 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. She desires to strengthen the school culture, her colleagues, and herself, so that she can support and develop students, not just for who they are now, but also for who they will become. It is only then, that they are educated, engaged, and empowered LEADERS who can foster this model in their own lives.
Dr. Dial not only subscribes to this philosophy at work, but also at home with her family. During her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her husband (who is a prior Marine) and wonderful children attending church, playing board games, going to the beach, dining out, and creating memories! Dr. Dial is grateful and honored to have the opportunity to continue to work for the DoDEA Pacific West District. She is also thrilled to work alongside and serve the faculty, staff, students, parents, and community aboard Andersen Air Force Base.