Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Week: Jeremy Tate

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Teaching may not have been the first choice for Jeremy Tate. While pursuing biology at the University of Memphis, he found another calling.

Tate has taught for 16 years, teaching not only biology at Gibson County High School but also serving as band director.

“I say I have the best job in the world because I get to use both sides of my brain each and every day,” Tate said.

Tate says it’s the impact he makes on the students that matters the most.

“Go into teaching because you want to make an impact on a student’s life, not because of the cushy schedule,” Tate said. “That really is not so cushy, but really you want to make an impact and a difference in students’ lives.”

Tate will now be eligible for the statewide Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Month award. Starting in March, to vote for him or any of the other nominees, visit www.seehowitaddsup.com.

To nominate a teacher for our weekly award, email us at educator@wbbjtv.com.

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