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2023 Hero in Education Dinner

Check out our Hero in Education Dinner 2023! Watch for Details on the 2024 Hero in Education Awards Night.

2023 Hero in Education Dinner
2023 Hero in Education Dinner

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About the event

Join the Hammond Education Foundation as we celebrate our School City of Hammond Heroes.

A Hero in Education demonstrates the following criteria in support of our students, our teachers, our administrative staff, our buildings, and our

school system: 

  • Dedication, excellence, and selflessness that exceed basic job expectations;
  • Civility, graciousness, professionalism and a sense of doing what’s right and good within an environment/atmosphere that may be trying;
  • Repeatedly going the extra mile in exhibiting job mastery, dedication, and professionalism;
  • Contributions that, directly or indirectly, contribute to HEF’s mission of Supporting Extraordinary
  • Learning Experiences to Help Students Succeed; and
  • Inclusion of job-related examples of anecdotal evidence.

2023 Hero in Education Award Winners

  • Cyndee Tanas - SCH Administration Building
  • Darrick Tucker - Area Career Center
  • Laura Ebner - Burns-Hicks Elementary School
  • Edward Hofferth - Columbia Welcome Center
  • Elizabeth Ramirez - Edison Elementary School
  • Laura Laboy - Eggers Middle School
  • Jason Jendreas - Franklin Elementary School
  • Jennifer Rycerz - Hammond Central High School
  • Nancy Galambos - Harding Elementary School
  • Georgette Depew - Hess Elementary School
  • Debbie Jones - Irving Elementary School
  • Lauren Keilman - Jefferson Elementary School
  • Zach Tincher - Kenwood Elementary School
  • Rosalva Chavez - Lincoln Elementary School
  • Nelly Zurlis - Morton Elementary School
  • Santina Johnson - Morton High School
  • Donnette Henderson - O’Bannon Elementary School
  • Jasmine Esparza - Scott Middle School
  • Julie Gintzler - Wallace Elementary School

📸Check out the photos for the 2023 event!

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