The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the district administration’s recommendation to hire Deborah Akin as director of special education.
“Ms. Akin’s experience and expertise as a director will pay great dividends for the children of Bryan ISD,” said Superintendent Tommy Wallis. “She is a seasoned professional, and we’re excited to have her as a part of our district.”
Akin brings more than 20 years of experience to her new appointment. She began her career as a special education instructional aide in Lexington ISD in 1995 and served in that role until 2002. From 2002 – 2006 she taught special education in grades 3 – 5 before transitioning to become the 504 coordinator in 2012. She has served as a testing coordinator since 2007.
Akin has been director of special education in Lexington ISD since 2007.
She earned a master’s in education from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She received her bachelor’s degree in applied learning and development from UT Austin in 2002.
Photo: Deborah Akin