Mrs. Wasylyk graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in May of 2002, specifically specializing in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Upon graduation, she realized that her heart was truly in education and decided to return to school to seek her certification in teaching at Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey. She was then offered her first teaching position at her alma mater, Bridgewater-Raritan High School, and taught Human Behavior before moving to Lenape Valley Regional High School. During her four years at Lenape Valley, she taught an array of classes as a social studies teacher, soccer coach, Student Council advisor, and class advisor. It was also during this time that she returned to school seeking a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
Shortly after the completion of her degree, Mrs. Wasylyk expanded her experience by accepting a new job at Randolph High School teaching Human Behavior, United States History, Contemporary Issues, AP US History, Critical Years Online, and Sociology. In Randolph she also served as an advisor for a variety of classes, the Friends of Rachel Club, and Academic Decathlon as well as served on various school wide committees including Grading, Attendance, Steering and Benchmark Committees. Mrs. Wasylyk also wrote a variety of curriculum for the Humanities Department including Criminal Law, Civil Law, AP World History, Contemporary Issues, Critical Years, Gender Studies, Human Behavior, and Sociology.
Due to her love of teaching and her desire to make a difference for as many children as possible, Mrs. Wasylyk interviewed, and earned, a position as part of the first Instructional Coach team at Randolph High School in 2012. For seven years, Mrs. Wasylyk worked collaboratively with teachers creating lessons, providing feedback, developing in house professional development and teaching model lessons across all content areas.
Mrs. Wasylyk also developed and presented various presentations on the effectiveness of the instructional coaching model and its positive effects on student achievement. She was honored to be selected to present on a state and national level at conferences such as the Pennsylvania Institute of Instructional Coaching in October 2015, January, May and October of 2016, ASCD: Educational Leadership 2015 in Houston, Texas, ASCD: Empower 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association in October of 2017, and at the Morris County Instructional Coach PLO.
Mrs. Wasylyk has also had “On Your Mark, Get Set, Coach!” published in Spring edition of the 2017 Educational Viewpoints magazine as well as “A Formative Walk through the Four Quadrants” in the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching newsletter.
After joining Hackettstown School District in the High School as an Assistant Principal in 2019, she moved over to Central Office as the new Director of Instructional Technology. She is thrilled to working with such a great team of staff and administrators and is excited and grateful for her new role in the district!