Ann Lyke, MEd

Educational Specialist

Ann specializes in educational evaluations for school-age children in both our Community Clinic and Center.  She has a long history of working with children of all ages and special education needs.  She really enjoys being able to help kids recognize their strengths and feel good about themselves as learners.  Ann initiated the Animal-Assisted Therapy Program at Children’s Health Council with our first staff therapy dog, Tavish.  In her spare time, Ann enjoys reading, being outdoors, having time with family and friends and photography.

Tavish was CHC’s first therapy dog from November 2012 to March 2022.  He specialized in making our kids, parents and staff laugh and feel good.  A very calming presence, Tavish worked with the children in our clinics and schools as a therapeutic tool to help them talk about feelings, participate in activities and just have “Tavish Time” as a reward.  He could often be found lying on his back in the hallways waiting for someone to rub his belly. He is greatly missed by all who knew and loved him but, happily, his legacy is being continued with other dogs at CHC.


  • MEd, North Carolina State University
  • BS, Psychology, Mills College

Professional Affiliations

  • Council for Exception Children
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America


  • CHC Employee Excellence Award, 2008
  • CHC Employee Excellence Award, 2006


Articles in the CHC New Futures newsletter:

  • Homework Pains, Fall 2005
  • School Related Assessments, Fall 2007
  • Tips to Maintain Academic Skills During Summer, Summer 2008


Assessment 101: An Inside Look at Evaluations