Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Week: Farlow

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MARTIN, Tenn. — It’s now time to introduce you to this week’s Educator of the Week presented by the Tennessee Education Lottery. This week’s winner comes to us from Martin. Angela Farlow is a 20 year veteran of education field, with 5 of those years being spent teaching 8th grade Science at Martin Middle School. “My favorite part about teaching is my ability or the students ability to learn the necessary materials so that when they go to high school its so much easier.” Farlow says. The Mary Hardin Baylor and Tarleton State University graduate says she became interested in education thanks to her time in the Army where she served as a Platoon Sergeant over 15 different soldiers. “Students now are my future you know and there the future leaders, future educators, lawyers, doctors , and nurses. I wanna make sure I’ve did my part in helping develop people who are good decision makers.” Farlow says. Farlow says she enjoys teaching 8th graders the most compared to previous grades such as high school students because there is a sense of reality students must face in the classroom. “There are growth pains initially. You know I have even had parent’s tell me my kids have always made straight a’s until they got here. Well this is 8th grade it’s a transitional period. There actually working chemistry and basic physics in this class.” Farlow says. Farlow is glad that her students work as a family unit and their ability to strive for the best they can be. Farlow says this is why she puts every ounce of energy into seeing her children succeed. “To always strive to achieve excellence. That’s why I made the little chant that they say. If I believe it. I can achieve it. I ask them what is it. They tell me excellence. That means your gonna give your best in everything that you do.” Farlow says. Farlow will be eligible for the state-wide Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Month award. To vote for her or any of the other nominees go to seehowitaddsup.com. To nominate a teacher for our weekly award you can email us at educator at www.wbbjtv.com.

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