It’s Teacher Appreciation Week the first of May so I wanted to honor my favorite teacher. She’s my 2nd teacher, who to me was Miss Coy, and is now Dr. Lynn Coy-Ogan.
It’s true that the most formative years in a child’s life are 0-6 and to have met her during this impressionable time was transformative for me. She was warm, kind, funny, encouraging, and treated us like autonomous human beings with opinions and ideas and has gone on to make an impact in her community and as a mother in numerous ways over the years.
Dr. Coy-Ogan has served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Husson University for the past 13 years. Prior to this appointment, she was the Dean of the School of Education at Husson for five years.
She holds degrees from Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, and Liberty University. In 1987, She began her career as a grade two classroom teacher in Montgomery Public Schools in Maryland. Prior to her leadership roles in higher education, she spent twelve years as a school administrator in K-8 schools in Maine and Maryland. In 2002, she was honored as Maine’s National Distinguished Principal.
She has served on numerous state task forces for issues related to leadership, curriculum reform, and assessment practices. Additionally, she has chaired several program review teams for the Maine Department of Education and served on accreditation teams as a chair and participant for the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) throughout New England and Europe.
Her passion for educational excellence and commitment to student success are balanced by the enjoyment she finds traveling throughout the world and spending time with her family.