Debra and George Loya Jr. of Second Hill Road, New Milford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Helen, to James Lyon III, the son of Margaret and James Lyon Jr. of Revere Road, New Milford.

The future bride graduated from New Milford High School and from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in human development and family studies. She is pursuing a master's degree in special education at Radford University, and is a special education teacher in the Roanoke City Public Schools.

The future bridegroom graduated from New Milford High School and from Unity College with a bachelor's degree. He is a federal law enforcement officer.

A summer 2014 wedding is planned.