In January of 2015, the Penn Hills Board of School Directors followed up on a suggestion by Linton Middle School Associate Principal Dr. Thomas Iaquinta to begin a program called "Celebrate Success." Each month, a teacher is recognized from each of our buildings at the monthly Board meeting. Honorees are chosen by the administrators of their buildings. In presenting a plaque to the honoree, the building principal expresses publicly the reasons why his or her particular teacher was selected. Criteria include consideration of observed performance and/or evidence in any/all of the following suggested areas:
Exceptionally creative/engaging lessons with documented academic results
Exceptionally creative strategies that promote parent engagement
Exceptionally committed efforts in the area of collegiality.