Picture Perfect Ending

Noble Ends 33 Year Career in Junior High



AVID Coordinator Tammy Noble talks with students in her AVID class.

At the end of first semester, the math department said farewell to Phil Andry after 33 years in education. This semester, the junior high will say good-bye to another teacher with a long career at Paoli.

When Tammy Noble was first hired at the school in 1990, she worked as an eighth grade English teacher. During the beginning of her teaching career, she had wanted to teach high school. However, the more she taught junior high, the more she realized she wanted to stay where she was.

“Junior high students are sometimes challenging, but they have a lot of enthusiasm and are almost always ready to participate in whatever I ask them to do. I love working with junior high students and with my junior high team of teachers,” said Noble.

She is also known by the students for her Student Council leadership. Noble has been the Junior High Student Council Advisor for 19 years. With this being Noble’s last year, comes her last year to help the students plan for Morp.

“I love seeing the planning that the students and I do come to life. We take a boring cafeteria and turn it into something special for the students. My favorite moment is when we finish our decorating and the student council members and I look around at all we have accomplished. Seeing everyone dressed up and having fun is also one of my favorite things about Morp,” said Noble.

I love working with junior high students and with my junior high team of teachers.

— Avid Coordinator Tammy Noble

Although MORP is one of the main events Student Council is known for, they also do other events throughout the year. Noble helps them plan activities for junior high students, new student tours and end-of-semester fun days.

In 2021, Noble left her English students to become the first AVID teacher at Paoli. She has led AVID site team, established goals for the program, implemented strategies to meet the goals, shared strategies with teachers and completed recruitments for the AVID elective. Her favorite part about being the AVID teacher is getting to see her students grow and get better throughout the years.

Although Noble will no longer be working at the school, she plans to continue with her photography career. This includes taking senior photos for area seniors. Noble will also be continuing the Senior Experience Team.

“I love taking photos for seniors and plan to continue with my photography business. The Senior Experience Team is my favorite part of my business. It gives me the opportunity to work with some outstanding young women and also lets me get creative with my photography. It is so much fun,” said Noble.