Director of Student Support Services
Rocio Tyler is the Assistant Principal of Student Affairs at DC Bilingual. She supervises student support programs that serve DC Bilingual’s at risk populations. Through student support programs such Response to Intervention (RTI), Special Education, English Language Acquisition (ELA), Behavior Support, and Counseling, our neediest students are able to access their education and experience academic and social success. She collaborates with the Instructional Support Team to ensure that DC Bilingual’s instructional practices meet federal requirements and provides a Free and Appropriate Public Education for all students. Ms. Tyler also serves as coordinator for Federal Education titles, such as Title III, IDEA and as grievance officer for students and families.
She has more than 20 years of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in charter and public schools and also non-profit agencies. Before becoming Assistant Principal, Ms. Tyler served as DCB’s Special Education Director for 4 years. Ms.Tyler has worked as a teacher, teacher mentor and teacher coach. She has also served as consultant for academics for out –of- school time programs, and for charter schools in the Washington DC area. Ms. Tyler has a Masters in Education and Human Development with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction in the area of Bilingual Special Education from George Washington University, where she also taught as an Adjunct Professor.
She was born in El Salvador and grew up in Washington DC in the community where DC Bilingual was founded. She grew up with students from many countries and various cultures and languages. Ms.Tyler grew up bilingual and understands the value and challenges with bilingual education. She is committed to supporting, teachers, parents and students in order for students to obtain maximum learning.