Au Revoir et Bonne Chance Mr. Salamy


Carly Crofcheck

Mr. Ganieyou Salamy

Today Tyrone High School is saying goodbye to a beloved teacher and role model, Mr. Ganieyou Salamy.

Salamy will be leaving TAHS to take a teaching position at Bellefonte High School.

For Salamy, leaving is bittersweet.  Sweet because his new job is much closer to his home and family and he will be able to focus exclusively on teaching Chemistry, which is his favorite subject to teach.  But leaving is difficult for Salamy because of the great relationships he has made with the students, teacher and staff at Tyrone High School.

Salamy started working at Tyrone High School in 2009 and has taught both Chemistry and French.

Mr. Salamy has one of the most interesting backgrounds of anyone on the Tyrone staff. Salamy was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, in West Africa.  He had to grow up faster than others when the passing of his father occurred. He got his degree along with a teaching certification in Côte d’Ivoire.

He came to America in April of 2001. The inspiring story of Salamy’s immigration was the subject of a previous award winning Eagle Eye story.  To read more on Salamy’s background, click here

Salamy’s departure from the school district will have a huge impact on the student body and the staff.

“I will miss everyone here.  Especially all my students and the great people I had the honor to interact with,” said Salamy, “I will miss Mr. Yoder for his remarkable ability to lead without hurting.”

“Working with Mr. Fedore in the alternative education room was for me, a memorable learning experience,” said Salamy, “He has the amazing ability to reach out to his students.”

Most students remember Salamy from his freshman exploratory French and his always joyful smile in the hallways.

During the six years, Salamy had help from his colleagues. One teacher who Salamy credits with going out of her way to help  is 9th grade English teacher, Mrs. Deskevich.

“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Mrs. Deskevich, my literacy coach for her tireless support and help,” said Salamy.

I will miss everyone here and specially all my students and the great people I had the honor to interact with”

— Mr. Ganieyou Salamy

According to Salamy, one of the things he will miss most about Tyrone is the spirit of respect and collaboration between the administration and the teachers.

“Being a part of a close-knit community and staff, change is a good thing but also a difficult thing to deal with,”  said Salamy.

The students and staff all wish the best to Mr. Salamy!