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Special Education

Welcome! My name is Debra Cahn and I am delighted to be the Special Education Campus Coordinator at Hyer. My passion and calling are Special Education so I am ecstatic about this year.  I have over 20 years of experience in the field of Special Education.  My experience includes teaching K-9th Resource, a self-contained class for students with Autism and in a LIFT classroom.  I worked in Plano ISD as the SPED Team leader for an elementary school and for the summer ESY program.  I was fortunate to join Highland Park ISD two years ago as the Hyer Resource teacher. 

I graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelors degree in Special Education with endorsements in Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, and High-Risk Recreation.  My certifications include K-12 Special Education and English as a Second Language.  I am currently working on my Master's Degree in Special Education with a specialization in Autism studies.
Hyer is a phenomenal school with a wonderful environment for learning on all levels.  I believe that you will find that Hyer will give your child the opportunity to learn and grow intellectually, socially and emotionally, all in a safe environment. I feel so lucky to be working in such an exceptional school and district.
Contact me:
office: 214-780-4391
Hyer Elementary Main Line: 214-780-3300

The following list includes examples of services provided to HPISD children who meet eligibility:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Vision Services
  • Audiological Services
  • Transportation
  • Transition Planning
  • Counseling
  • Music Therapy