Maureen Tyra

Maureen Tyra, BoPH Project Coordinator, East Ridge M.S. Ridgefield, Connecticut
Maureen is living her childhood dream of being a teacher. Since 2008 she has taught 8th grade in Ridgefield, CT. She has been involved with numerous organizations involved in promoting peace and compassion through action. Maureen’s students correspond with students around the world to develop relationships, and to foster global awareness and understanding. The 8th grade service project curriculum that Maureen designed requires students to individually investigate problems in the world and then do service to help remedy the situations. As Student Council adviser, she has helped students coordinate drives and fundraisers to support many worthy causes including funding for the construction of new classrooms and teacher housing at the Mukwashi Trust School in Zambia. Maureen and her husband Gary have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. The Tyra family has had the good fortune to be a foster family. Their lives have been enriched by the children who have been in their care. The Tyras live in Bethel, CT.