PHOENIX – Phoenix-Talent School District assistant superintendent Tiffanie Lambert on Thursday was named the winner of the 2023 Oregon Association of Central Office Administrators Achievement of Excellence Award, becoming the second PTS administrator in as many years to earn a prestigious statewide honor.
Lambert didn’t find out that she had won until the announcement was made during the OACOA/Oregon Association of School Executives Conference awards luncheon Thursday afternoon at the Salishan Coastal Lodge in Gleneden Beach. The moment was captured with a webcam and viewed by PTS staffers who were in on the secret via a Zoom conference call. The OACOA Achievement of Excellence Award honors the member who “represents the commitment to excellence in education that exemplifies the OACOA membership.”
“I am very surprised. …I was not prepared for this and I’m trying to hold back tears,” Lambert said after accepting the award. “I just want to say thank you to all of you and our team at Phoenix-Talent School District. There were really nice things mentioned but we really have such a wonderful community, such a wonderful school staff, and it’s really the work of everybody. …I’m very appreciative, but it’s really an honor I share with a group of people in Phoenix and Talent and our neighboring and partnering school districts as well. Thank you so much.” … read more