The “Be Golden” award is a faculty and staff recognition program at the high school. It is given to a teacher or staff that is making a difference at Tyrone.
This award is given weekly by a faculty/staff member to another faculty/staff member. Whoever receives the trophy on Friday is responsible for awarding it to someone else the following week. The only criteria are to give it to someone who has done something to make the school a better place.
“With the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative in our school, we want to not only recognize students for being golden but staff members as well,” said Shannon Davis, the award program coordinator. “This is a way to personally thank people we work with every day, but don’t always have the chance to show them how much they are appreciated.”
Last week the award went to para in the career and technical education wing Ms.Teresa Swartz.
She chose to give the award to agriculture teacher Mrs.Tiffany Hoy.
Ms. Swartz quote:
“I nominate Mrs. Tiffany Hoy for the Golden Eagle Award. I have been working with Tiffany for several years. She is an excellent mother to her own children and is also an excellent teacher to her students. She provides students with a well-rounded education dealing with the science of agriculture. Mrs. Hoy is an asset to the Agriculture Education program because of her vast knowledge in the field. A lot of people think agriculture is just teaching about farming, but it is much more than that. She is preparing students for 21st-century careers in the field of agricultural sciences. These jobs could be anything from the home gardener to an agricultural engineer. Tiffany spends many hours training and monitoring as an advisor for the FFA program, allowing students to build confidence in themselves and respect for others. Tiffany is a friend that is always willing to give me advice when I ask and willing to help me anytime I need it. I am happy to nominate Tiffany for this award.”
The Eagle Eye interviewed Mrs.Hoy about being this week’s award winner:
Eagle Eye: Why did you go into education?
Tiffany Hoy: “I believe every person has a value! I was very young when a teacher decided I would never amount to much. My parents and a wonderful woman named Mrs. B thought differently and believed in me. I also wanted everyone to understand that without Agriculture we would not have life.”
EE: What makes Tyrone a good place to work?
TH: “The CTE wing teachers make work fun and entertaining. I also enjoy being part of a school district that provides programs that prepare students to enter both the career field and post-secondary education. ”
EE: What is your favorite memory at Tyrone?
TH: “Oh there are so many, and I’m not sure I can select just one. I’m very blessed to not only work with students in the classroom and shop but to watch them grow through FFA trips and SAE programs. The little successes are sometimes the greatest memories – our FFAmily is amazing. The one that made me laugh the most is watching students running all over Tyrone catching piglets that broke out of the pen during Farm City Days.”