Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Week: Ashley Seavers

MILAN, Tenn. — “I love my seventh graders. They are absolutely wonderful children,” said Ashely Seavers, a 7th grade science teacher at Milan Middle School. She said being a Sunday school teacher sparked her interest to become an educator. “I knew I loved doing Sunday school and I knew the lord wanted me to do something with kids. So, here I am,” she said. Seavers said she sometimes acts silly while she teaches because it helps keep her students attentive during the lesson. “Luckily I get to teach things that the kids are interested in, so real-world type things and just acting crazy definitely keeps their attention.”

Being a science teacher allows Seavers to do a lot of out-of-the-box activities. “We dissect frogs, we dissect fetal pigs, we build volcanoes, we do things with Oreos. We just do different hands-on type activities.” Seavers says the older group of students makes for a fun environment in the classroom. “They are fun because they want to learn. They don’t have attitudes at this point. They are a joy to have in class every day.” She said being an educator means being prepared to wear many hats for her students. “People that go into education need to go into it because they feel called to go into it,” Seavers said. “Definitely, you’re not in this for money or recognition or anything like that. You’re in it to help the children.” Seavers is now eligible for the statewide Educator of the Month award. To vote for her go to seehowitaddsup.com. To nominate a teacher for the WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News weekly award, email educator@wbbjtv.com.

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