Things Just Got a Little Wylde at DHS By Michael Nielsen

Mrs. Wylde of the Spanish department is one of the many new additions to the teaching ranks here at DHS. She joins the teaching staff this year along with Mr. Miller, Mr. Shah, Mr. Boory, and Mrs. Leibowitz.

She has a diverse educational experience thanks to her roots in the Dominican Republic. When asked about why she went into teaching, Ms. Wylde shared that while she was in school, many of her peers came to her for help. Many students understood lessons better through her, so she began to tutor her classmates, thus her love for teaching was born. Being raised in the Dominican Republic has helped shape many of her core teaching beliefs. Being exposed to both the Dominican Republic’s as well as the the United States’ education has allowed her to analyze and compare the two. She believes that kids in the United States have it a lot easier as many of the kids here are provided with many more opportunities compared to other parts of the world. During the interview, she said that the movie “Stand and Deliver”, along with the biography of Helen Keller, have helped shape her core teaching beliefs. She sees Helen Keller as a “great example of hard work” for being able to get a college career even though she was blind and deaf.

After graduating Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Santiago, Dominican Republic, Mrs. Wylde attended college at the Universidad de Santiago in Chile. After a couple of years, she decided to come to America so that she could focus on her marriage. “Love can accomplish a lot of different things in life,” she said. Once she came to America, she attended Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey. After a while, she transferred to Kean University where she earned 30 college credits before she transferred once again to Rutgers University in New Brunswick. There, she took a Foreign Methodology course to help her effectively teach her students. Now she is finally working on her Masters in Education and Leadership at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey.

When Ms. Wylde is not busy being a teacher here at DHS, she is both a mother and a wife. She loves to spend her free time cooking, spending time with family and friends, watching a good movie, and enjoying a good cup of Joe.

One of the many things she does do in her town is volunteering for Ovarian Awareness. She participates in the “Turn the Town Teal” to help the people learn and understand Ovarian Cancer. To help promote this awareness, they put teal ribbons around the town along with handing out symptoms cards.

Mrs. Wylde is a welcome addition to the DHS faculty roster.

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