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2016 Celebrate Excellence Award Winner: Tammy Dietz

Posted on: May 13, 2016

It's been a week of tributes for Finneytown Secondary Campus math teacher Tammy Dietz, from emotional thank-yous from the Class of 2016's top scholars at the Academic Signing Celebration to being named a 2016 Celebrate Excellence Award winner for Hamilton County.

Secondary Campus administrators Dr. Sally Thurman and Lana Gerber nominated Mrs. Dietz for the award, which is presented by the Hamilton County Education Foundation and honors the county's top educators. On top of multiple class preparations, Mrs. Dietz, a math teacher, also mentored three new teachers in her department. "She treats teachers the way she treats students -- she embraces them," Dr. Thurman says. "She is very warm and welcoming. She exhibits positive energy."

Mrs. Dietz becomes part of a select group of 200 classroom teachers, guidance counselors, special education and arts teachers, principals and intervention specialists who have won the award since it began in 2007 as a way to recognize public-school educators.