Holly Hatton, Ed.D., NBCT & Dee McCarthy-Dillon

About the Author

<p>Dr. Hatton, a special educator for 28 years, has worked with students ages 3 to 21 and their teachers and served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University. She is responsible for special education professional development in her county and is a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher. Dr. Hatton works to ensure all students can access their education with their peers and receive quality instruction.</p> <p>Dee has been teaching for 12 years and chose education as her second career. She emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1998. Dee believes that our most vulnerable members of society are our most valuable, and how we advocate for and include our special needs population directly mirrors our own sense of community. She and her husband are raising three children, two of whom have autism. In her free time, Dee enjoys writing, binge-watching period dramas, and teasing and being teased by her children.</p>

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