Deborah Rooney | Principal, Lyon K-8 School
Deborah Rooney has been the Principal of the Mary Lyon K-8 in Brighton, MA since September 2004. The Mary Lyon K-8 is a full inclusion program designed to integrate students with significant emotional impairments and educate them along side their general education peers. Prior to becoming the Principal at the Lyon K-8, Deborah held different roles at the school including literacy coach, third grade teacher and first grade teacher. She has served on the BPS Inclusion Task Force and is currently the President of the Boston Middle and K-8 Principal's Association. Deborah has a BA in Education from Stonehill College, a Master's degree in Special Education from the University of MA Boston and is a graduate of Northeastern University's Principal Residency Network. Deborah Rooney was born and raised in Boston, and currently resides in Westwood, MA with her husband, Michael and her three children, Shannon, Liam and Kyle.