Newsmaker: Tammy Helman
Noteworthy: Helman is one of 42 people from across the United States selected to judge the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards. Winners will be announced on Feb. 1 and honored April 11 in Philadelphia. The awards are presented annually in memory of Terri Lynne Lokoff, a day care teacher who died in a car crash at 25 in 1986.
Occupation: Preschool teacher at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Monroeville
Background: Helman has taught preschool in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Education: Bachelor of science degree in child development from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1992
Quote: “I actually won the award in 2006 (she received the Helene Marks Award and was named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year) ... and have been on the selection committee. This is something I look forward to.”
— Craig Smith
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Downtown holiday parade festive, but turnout low
- Woman dies after bleeding on sidewalk outside Carrick pizzeria
- SWAT incident in Ross ends peacefully
- Group urges Port Authority of Allegheny County to fund more transit routes
- Pittsburgh nonprofit 412 Food Rescue takes surplus food to needy
- Police investigating after cab driver shot in Hazelwood
- North Hills nonprofit helps victims of domestic abuse with small loans
- Alcosan scolded for lack of clarity in plan for sewage, stormwater overflow
- Pittsburgh police deliver 2,500 Thanksgiving meals through program