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Director, Bridges for Resilient Youth in Transition
Paul Hyry-Dermith, Ed.D is Director of the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health’s BRYT (Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition) program; BRYT helps schools develop programs providing comprehensive academic, therapeutic, family, and care coordination supports to young people who have missed extensive amounts of learning due to serious mental health and other medical challenges. Paul is a former school principal and assistant superintendent in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Prior to working in PreK-12 education he was a teacher and program leader in Adult Basic Education, worked in public health and community organizing, and taught philosophy at the college level. Paul lives in Western Massachusetts, where he finds great joy in his family and rarely turns down opportunities associated with trail running and craft beer.