Tammy Yung has been named a recipient of The Catholic Foundation's Work of Heart Award.
Awardees are selected from nominations made by students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members.
"I truly appreciate being recognized," said Yung, who is Ursuline's Math Department Chair. "The teachers and administration give so much of themselves to create a truly meaningful high school experience for each individual student."
The Work of Heart Award recognizes exceptional teachers who provide a Christian example and work tirelessly for students and the community.
Tammy has been a teacher at Ursuline for 10 years. She currently teaches Pre-Calculus and Algebra II/Pre-Calculus Honors. She was also a fifth-grade teacher at St. Monica for three years. Her three daughters graduated from Ursuline: Sarah '10, Rebecca '12, and Veronica '18. Tammy went to Angela Merici High School in Louisville, Kentucky.
"I'm grateful for my own Catholic school education and am called to provide that same opportunity to my students," said Yung, who received her Bachelor's (Applied Science) and Master's Degrees (Industrial Engineering) from the University of Louisville. "I love that I am able to teach math and share my faith in the classroom. It's always fun to find a connection from the week's gospel to the lesson we are studying."
When she isn't busy helping students have more confidence and mastery in math, she loves to see them excel in their various extracurricular activities, including sports and performing arts. She recently traveled to Rome when the Ursuline choir sang at the Vatican in December.
"Traveling with our choir to Rome, I was able to see how our students' beautiful voices could speak to the Vatican cardinals as well as the gelato shop owner," she said. These young girls sing with the voice of angels."
The Work of Heart Award program was established in 2005. The Foundation presents close to 40 Work of Heart Awards each year.