Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Week: Misty Hall

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HENDERSON, Tenn. — Misty Hall teaches Kindergarten at West Chester Elementary School in Henderson. “I’ve wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher since I was in Kindergarten,” Hall said. The Humboldt native started teaching 13 years ago and said the students make it special every day. “My favorite thing is when I’ve been trying to get a point across to the kids and the light bulb goes off and they’re just really excited to know that they’ve learned something,” she said. Every year, Hall said her students study the Arctic and Antarctic. She constructs an igloo in the classroom for students to enjoy. “It’s made out of gallon milk jugs and hot glued together with a ton of hot glue,” she said. Hall admits the job can get stressful but said you have to rely on co-workers. “You know I have my team here,” she said. “My grade level people who help out a lot, and we help each other get things done.” Hall spoke highly of her students. “They’re really funny and they’re really smart,” she said. “They’re just all around good kids and they want to please you.” Hall said she attended Jackson State Community College and the University of Tennessee at Martin and then went on to earn her master‘s degree from the University of Memphis. Hall will be eligible for the statewide Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Month Award. To vote for her or any of the other nominees, visit seehowitaddsup.com. To nominate a teacher for the WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News weekly award, email us at educator@wbbjtv.com.

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