Amy Tassin Named Outstanding Teacher by American Petroleum Institute
Science teacher Amy Tassin was selected as an outstanding teacher by the American Petroleum Institute (API) in its 2016 Teacher Awards program. Tassin merited the Chairman’s Award, which comes with a $500 prize.
Tassin has served in various roles throughout more than 15 years of service to Jesuit. She is the head of the science department, co-moderator of the National Honor Society, moderator of the bio-technology club, and director of the Summer Session.
Last year Tassin was a recipient of the Profile of a Jesuit Teacher Award, an annual recognition of faculty excellence.
The Delta Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute, a non-profit organization headquartered in New Orleans, annually recognizes teachers throughout greater New Orleans. The Teaching Excellence Award Program was established in 1987 by the Delta Chapter to honor and reinforce outstanding teaching in K-12 schools.
Teacher applications are reviewed by a committee of API members. The selection criteria includes commitment to teaching, resourcefulness, professional involvement, and community service. The outstanding teacher is one whose performance will positively impact students for the remainder of their lives.