Mrs. Dyan Melissa Hershman

Phone: (469) 752-6200


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. World Geography B.S. Education M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction International Baccalaureate (IB) Certification Generalist Certification (Grades 1-8) ESL Certification Gifted and Talented Certification

Mrs. Dyan Melissa Hershman

My first degree in World Geography from California State University prepared me for a career in foreign diplomacy.  I have lived all over the world and in 7 different United States. I have a vast appreciation and curiosity regarding world cultures and languages.  After marrying in 1993, I decided to focus on our own national interests by becoming a teacher and serving our nation's most treasured and valuable asset...our children.  I then recieved a teaching degree from UNT and after several years in the classroom,  received my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I have taught both students and teachers...given professional development workshops locally and around the world, and written several books and manuals on effective communication, classroom management, and teaching strategies.  I have taught at both elementary and middle school levels.  I have 3 children who attended Plano ISD schools from Kindergarten at Hedgcoxe Elementary through Plano Senior High.  Currently, I am teaching 8th grade English and Reading.  I love sharing my passion for reading and writing with students, as well as making positive contributions to thier lives academically, socially and emotionally.  I like to have fun while learning, I am flexible and understanding, and I strive to create a calm and collaborative learning environment.  

Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1:  English 

    Period 2:  Reading

    Period 3:  Conference/Planning

    Period 4:  English

    Period 5:  Honors English

    Period 6:  Advisory

    Period 7:  Honors English

    Period 8:  Honors English