Tamaqua Area School District
In Partnership with Home and Community
"The Tamaqua Area School District, in partnership with home and community, is committed to empowering students by providing opportunities to achieve their maximum potentials as responsible citizens and productive lifelong learners competing in an ever changing global community." - Mission Statement
Located in the coal regions of northeastern Pennsylvania, Tamaqua Area School District is a comprehensive learning facility serving the educational needs of over 2200 students in grades K-12. Our professional staff is committed to educational excellence providing the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to "compete in an ever changing global community." Our support staff is dedicated to the same goals and objectives of providing the best possible education for our students. The community takes great pride in our schools and through its financial support provides opportunities for all students to experience success and to prepare for the future.
TAMAQUA GRADUATE MELODY KELLY SELECTS T.H.S. TEACHER LORI REMMEL AS R.I.T. DISTINGUISHED TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Each year, the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) honors its Outstanding Scholars, a select group of students who have completed at least 83 credit hours of study and have established a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85 for all work completed at the university. (This is only 1% of the RIT student population.)
R.I.T. also honors teachers of these Outstanding Scholars, who are asked to identify a high school or community college teacher whom they consider to be the “best” — a teacher they would like honored as a model for others. These teachers have had a profound influence on their career and have been an inspiration in their life. Melody Kelly, a 2011 graduate from Tamaqua Area High School, has selected Mrs. Lori Remmel as such as teacher.
Mrs. Remmel was honored to attend a reception, award ceremony, and dinner in honor of these Outstanding Scholars and their most influential teachers on April 16, 2015 in Rochester, New York.