Fox named PCS Teacher of the Year


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua City Schools superintendent Rick Hanes surprises Mrs. Diane Fox in her classroom at Piqua Junior High School on Tuesday with balloons and flowers after Fox was selected Piqua City Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-17.


Students from other classrooms at Piqua Junior High School leave class momentarily to congratulate Mrs. Diane Fox on her selection as Piqua City Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-17.


PIQUA — Diane Fox, Science Teacher at Piqua Junior High School, has been named the 2016-17 Piqua City School District Teacher of the Year. Fox, who has been employed by the district since 1995, was presented the title at 8 a.m. Tuesday by Superintendent Rick Hanes, along with Piqua City School District Board President Frank Patrizio and 2015-16 Teacher of the Year Pam George.

Fellow staff members, who nominated Fox, had the following comments:

• “Diane Fox is a total team player for the Piqua City School District. In the building, she not only teaches eighth grade science, but helps students create the daily news. She is a member of the collaborative leadership team, heads the TBT sessions for the science department, and volunteers her time to help with Science Olympiad events. When staff members have trouble in the area of technology, they go to Diane for help. Outside of the building, she is a member of the District LPDC team, leader for TESA, has been a RESA mentor for the past four years, proctor for the ACT, and helps create and run events for the Regional Science Olympiad.”

• “Diane is one of the first, if not THE first one to school every morning. She is constantly updating her lessons to reach all of her students and introduces them to many forms of technology. Students and parents are able to use Edmodo to see what took place inthe class as well as study reviews for tests. Kahoot It is another tool she uses to helpher students study and review material. Diane has been instrumental in the purchasingof Chromebooks in this building through grant writing. This has enabled the eighthgrade science classes to be “Classrooms in the Cloud.”

• “Diane’s dedication to Piqua Junior High School and Piqua City School District is immeasurable. I truly believe her dedication to this district should be recognized and what better way than by being named Outstanding Educator for PJHS and Teacher of the Year for Piqua City Schools.”

Fox earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wright State University. She began her career in the Perrysburg City School District. She also worked for Vandalia City Schools before coming to Piqua.

She and her husband, Chip, are the parents of two grown sons.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua City Schools superintendent Rick Hanes surprises Mrs. Diane Fox in her classroom at Piqua Junior High School on Tuesday with balloons and flowers after Fox was selected Piqua City Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-17.
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Students from other classrooms at Piqua Junior High School leave class momentarily to congratulate Mrs. Diane Fox on her selection as Piqua City Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-17.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_MU2_9063-2.jpgStudents from other classrooms at Piqua Junior High School leave class momentarily to congratulate Mrs. Diane Fox on her selection as Piqua City Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-17.
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