2023 Mason Intermediate School Teacher of the Year

Michelle Tiffner

Please join us in congratulating Mason City Schools 5th grade Social Studies Teacher, Michelle Tiffner, on being named Mason Schools Foundation 2023 ‘Above and Beyond’ Teacher of the Year at Mason Intermediate School.

Mrs. Tiffner is a week away from concluding her 27th year of teaching. After receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from The Ohio State University, she started her career at Mason Middle School where she taught 7th grade Language Arts for eight years. She then moved to Mason Intermediate School where she currently teaches 5th grade Social Studies on Team Pioneers.

“I feel very lucky to be in such a great district that has amazing teachers, students, parents and administrators that are so supportive.” Mrs. Tiffner shared. We are certain many parents feel the same way about their children being in her classroom! In fact, MI parent Suni Sivaramakrishnan, was excited to nominate Mrs. Tiffner, who is known to be supportive and encouraging to all of her students, for this prestigious award. She regularly builds their confidence to step out of their comfort zone as a learner. “Mrs. Tiffner is also very patient and listens to each child,” Suni shared.

In her spare time Mrs. Tiffner loves hanging out with her family and taking their dogs on walks. She also enjoys planning family vacations which is usually to Disney. Mrs. Tiffner has a son who attends the University of Cincinnati and a daughter who will be joining him there in the fall.

Mason Schools Foundation Board Members were honored to present Mrs. Tiffner as Teacher of the Year at the May staff meeting at MI. Michelle shared, “The Mason Schools Foundation is a truly fabulous organization that supports and honors teachers and gives so much back to this community. I was very honored to be recognized by the Foundation.”

Congratulations again, Mrs. Tiffner, for regularly going ‘Above and Beyond’ and for being named MI’s Teacher of the Year! 💚

Collage of Michelle Tiffner

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