Educator Of The Week

Educator of the Week - Milam

This video is no longer available. Montessori Center of Jackson upper elementary teacher Esther Milam loves when her students demonstrate what they have learned. "The children are learning at their own pace, they are meeting challenges, they sometimes set their…

Educator of the Week - Barnette

As a language arts teacher at Rose Hill Middle School, Acacia Barnette wears many different hats. "We're counselors, we're educators, we're mothers, we're nurses, we're nurturers, we're all those different things," said Barnette. "The greatest part of everything I do…

Educator of the Week - Meadows

This video is no longer available. Kevin Meadows started out in the business world before beginning his career as an algebra teacher at North Side High School. "When I decided I wanted to teach, it was because when I'm with…

Educator of the Week - Henning

This video is no longer available. Liberty Tech High School band teacher Karen Henning said music makes a world of difference in education. "Music is important for our students to have," said Henning. "All students need to have music." She…

Educator of the Week - Stricklin

This video is no longer available. Northside Elementary School kindergarten teacher Shelly Stricklin said she loves learning from her students while teaching them new things. "I never want to make it where they're going, 'Oh not this again!'" said Stricklin.…

Educator of the Week - Solmon

This video is no longer available. Dyersburg High School drama teacher Chris Solmon said her subject gives her students something other classes do not provide. "The fine arts are important because it teaches them creativity," said Solmon. "It allows them…

Educator of the Week - Howell

This video is no longer available. Martin Primary School first grade teacher Joan Howell said she and her students have their work cut out for them. "They are introduced to, oh so many objectives that they have to meet this…

Educator of the Week - Pierce

This video is no longer available. Beaver Elementary School Pre-K teacher Heather Pierce works with the youngest students in her school. "We teach a lot of character education," said Pierce. "That helps them learn to get along with others, and…

Educator of the Week - Young

This video is no longer available. Northeast Middle School math teacher Katrina Young admits she can be a tough educator. "I'm going to stay onto you if I know you can do this," said Young. "Don't get mad because I'm…

Educator of the Week - Anderson

Jackson Christian School chemistry teacher Earl Anderson enjoys seeing his students gain an appreciation for learning. "If I see where they seem to have an interest or develop an interest in the subject, that means a lot to me," said…

Educator of the Week - McDaniel

This video is no longer available. Dyer School fifth grade teacher Terri McDaniel said her job involves much more than just academics. "An educator is someone who is loving and nurturing and is patient and is kind - because you…

Educator of the Week - Burkett

This video is no longer available. Camden Elementary School first grade teacher Sabrina Burkett said there Is one thing that will make her day. "The hugs. I love the hugs every morning," said Burkett. "They definitely brighten my day. Hugs…

Educator of the Week -Debbie Abbott

This video is no longer available. Spring Hill School first grade teacher Debbie Abbott said watching her students learn gives her an amazing sense of accomplishment. "I go home some nights and think, 'Wow, I can't believe they got that…

Educator of the Week - Allen

This video is no longer available. Teaching social studies at St. Mary's School isn't John Allen's first job. "I had been in the insurance business for 30 years, retired, went back to school and decided I wanted to teach, teach…

Educator of the Week - Lucas

This video is no longer available. Malesus Elementary School second grade teacher Margaret Lucas says watching her students learn is like watching her own children. "If you were a mother, you would feel that way," said Lucas. "When your child…

Educator of the Week - Margaret Campbell

This video is no longer available. South Elementary School 3rd grade teacher Margaret Campbell said she stays away from worksheets, and emphasizes creativity in the classroom. "We just try to light up learning in the classroom," said Campbell. And in…

Educator of the Week - Pollock

This video is no longer available. South Haven Elementary School fifth grade teacher Andy Pollock listens for his favorite sound. "'Ohh!'" said Pollock. "That's the favorite sound of a teacher. A teacher loves it among all the other sounds that…

Educator of the Week - Richardson

This video is no longer available. Nova Elementary School third grade teacher Sheri Richardson says her students have a big year ahead of them. "So many new skills introduced," said Richardson. "We're beginning multiplication, they'll start cursive writing - which…

Educator of the Week -Ashley Kelley

This video is no longer available. Decaturville Elementary School 1st grade teacher Ashley Kelley hopes to have a positive influence on every child with whom she comes in contact. "They may not always be in my room, but I do…

Educator of the Week - Hailee Cecil

This video is no longer available. Bells Elementary School 1st grade teacher Hailee Cecil loves to watch her students understand new material. "I love to see the light bulb go off," said Cecil. "I'll tell them, we 'kiss our brains'…

Educator of the Week - David Hale

This video is no longer available. Huntingdon Middle School American History teacher and basketball coach David Hale has seen a lot of change in his 34 years of teaching. "New technology, different ways of observation, how you structure your classroom,"…

Educator of the Week - Jones

This video is no longer available. Parsons Elementary School first grade teacher Mallory Jones doesn't just stick to workbooks and desktop assignments. "I also use hands on things. Things out of their seat," said Jones. "We use music, we dance,…

Educator of the Week - Tatum

This video is no longer available. Milan High School Collision Repair teacher Andy Tatum says his job is to draw students into their work. "My inspiration comes from my students," said Tatum. "If there's something out there that we want…

Educator of the Week-Shelby

This video is no longer available. Caywood Elementary School first grade teacher Melonie Shelby says her students have had a big year. "I love to see them grow - they come into first grade literally as babies, and they mature…

Educator of the Week - Fowler

This video is no longer available. Malesus Elementary School Pre-K teacher, Gay Fowler, says she loves watching her little ones learn. "They grow socially and academically," said Fowler. "Some of these children - I teach Pre-K - have never been…

Educator of the Week - Sarina Cagle

Parris South Elementary School second grade teacher Sarina Cagle has a lot of energy. "I am one of those people. I can't sit still," said Cagle. "Well, I know if I can't sit still, they can't sit still." And so…

Educator of the Week - Phillips

This video is no longer available. Madison Academic Magnet High School history teacher Gale Phillips says her students are the whole reason she's a teacher. "Most of our kids are so smart and they're so interested in education - that…

Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week: Amy Peterson

This video is no longer available. Chester County Middle School fifth grade teacher Amy Peterson has an obvious favorite subject: "Math," said Peterson. "I love math though. I'm a math person." But she says that wasn't always the case, and…

Educator of the Week - DeShawn Box

This video is no longer available. Greenfield School sixth grade math and science teacher DeShawn Box admits that her subjects are often labeled the 'tough ones'. But she says, they're the once that truly make a difference. "There is no…

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