Newsmaker: Tammy Andreyko
Family: Husband, Keith; one daughter and one son
Residence: Franklin Park
Occupation: Principal of Ingomar Middle School in the North Allegheny School District
Education: Bachelor's degree from Kent State University in Ohio, master's in educational administration from Old Dominion in Virginia, master's in human resources management from LaRoche College and a superintendent's letter of eligibility from Gannon University. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh in administration and policy studies.
Career: She has been principal at Ingomar Middle School for eight years.
Noteworthy: Andreyko is the first recipient of the Dr. Mary Ravita Educational Leadership Award, which recognizes educational leadership and scholarship in the Pittsburgh area. The award, which is given to a member of the Three Rivers Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, comes with a $1,000 scholarship, which she will use toward her doctoral studies.
Quote: "I love working with young people, and I love everything about teaching and learning. I was very, very proud and honored to represent the work that Dr. Ravita has done. Her dedication to the field of education at all levels and the way she valued what difference teachers can make in the lives of young people are qualities I'd like to emulate."