‘Be Golden’ Staff Member of the Week: Ms. Tammy Harmon



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 study hall monitor Ms. Gabby McLarren.

She chose to give the award to crossing guard and aid to special ed Ms. Tammy Harmon 

Ms.McLarren quote:

Tammy serves the district in multiple ways. She starts the morning directing traffic and providing safe crossing for staff, parents and their children. Then the bulk of her day is spent helping students academically in various classrooms. A few days a week after the regular school day ends she can be found supervising younger groups in the afterschool daycare program. On top of it all she also works security in the evenings and on weekends, calmly keeping parents and fans under control. Even with her busy schedule she still finds time to be a loving and thoughtful friend.

The Eagle Eye interviewed Ms.Harmon about being this week’s award winner:

Eagle Eye: Why did you go into education?

Tammy Harmon: My best friend was a teacher and he told me that I should be a substitute. He was absolutely right, I loved it. I became a learning support para after working there as a long term substitute.” 

EE: What makes Tyrone a good place to work?

TH:Tyrone is a great place to work because of the dedicated staff. Everyone is helpful and supportive. We are all here to help the students succeed, whatever their goals may be.

EE: What is your favorite memory at Tyrone?

TH: My favorite memory is meeting a little girl on my first day and helping her read. I got to see her grow up and walk at graduation last year. That’s what makes me love what I do.