Principal Tianay Amat
Tianay Amat began her career as an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, New York. In 1995, she was recognized as the Teacher of the Year at Public School No. 12. Her teaching experience also includes teaching at Rockdale Academy in Cincinnati Public Schools and serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati for the Education Leadership Graduate Program.
Ms. Amat earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from the State University of New York at Cortland. In 2003, she continued her education at the University of Cincinnati to earn a second master’s degree in Education Administration.
As Hyde Park’s principal, Ms. Amat also coaches other CPS principals, and won the 2014 Cincinnatus Administrator of the Year award, and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council’s 2016 Community Builder Award.
At Lakota Local Schools, Ms. Amat served as Curriculum Coordinator, with responsibilities including implementing Response to Intervention districtwide, managing the district’s intervention data system, facilitating professional development for principals and teachers, and coordinating the instructional program for English-language learners.
During Ms. Amat’s first year at Lakota, the district met Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) for the first time. Ms. Amat also served as a member of the Ohio Department of Education’s English as Second Language Advisory Board.
As principal of Heritage Hill Elementary School in the Princeton Community School District, Ms. Amat led Heritage Hill out of School Improvement status and met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for several years. Heritage Hill is a diverse school with students from more than 10 countries; more than 60 percent of the student population are English-language learners. Ms. Amat also was a principal coach for Princeton schools, coaching principals on instructional leadership, Positive Behavior Supports and school finance.