A great teacher is one who challenges students to succeed. That best describes Randolph Elementary 5th grade teacher Tamyra Heim. “She pushes students to meet their maximum potential. She challenges her students with differentiated instruction so that all of their needs are met. Tamyra is always coming up with new ideas to engage her students,” said Tasha Ullom, a co-worker who nominated Tamyra for the Above & Beyond Award.
Tamyra has been a teacher for eight years, all of them at Randolph Elementary School. She says her job is made easier by the students in her class. She especially likes their sense of humor. “They make me laugh at lot every day. They are very witty and give me a lot of hope for our future,” said Heim.
Randolph Principal Karen Williams is well aware that Tamyra goes above and beyond in her work at school. “One thing we started this year was an after school pick up schedule for our school,” said Williams. “Tamyra provided consistency in getting it going and she volunteered every day to do duty to help us get if off the ground and she trained others to do the job.” Williams also says students in Tamyra’s class are trained to excel and she knows they will all do great in middle school because of her guidance.
The Above and Beyond Award can be given to staff, parents or a volunteer who are going above and beyond to serve the students and staff of Topeka Public Schools. To nominate someone for the award, go to the district website, www.topekapublicschools.net and click on staff/forms for staff/district program forms/ Above and Beyond.