Hy graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a BS double-major in Mathematics and Physics and a minor in History. At Millersville, Hy was an active member and leader in the MU Physics Club and in the Student Senate, serving as a Student Senator and the Recording Secretary. Hy served on a number of student and faculty committees, helping to establish the shuttle bus service.

Education has always been of great importance to Hy, his parents, and his family. Hy was a peer tutor in high school and college, and enjoys teaching students of all ages. Trust, respect, and support are essential factors in his outlook on education. He sees building rapport as key to reaching students.

In his spare time, Hy enjoys reading and watching science fiction. Hy teaches Math at SIL through AP Calculus BC; He is the Math Department Chair.