Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Week: Toni Hardin

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. — This week’s Educator of the Week presented by the Tennessee Education Lottery is Toni Hardin.

Hardin is currently a teacher at Adamsville Elementary School and has been a teacher for 27 years, most of that time in third grade.

She felt she needed a change and has been a kindergarten teacher for the last three years.

Being with younger students has meant being there to kick start a young child’s learning experience.

Hardin says she’s taught the children of many of those close to her and has even seen some of her former students grow up and follow a path in education like she did.

“It’s the closest thing to being like a celebrity, because wherever you’re at, they’re always saying, ‘Hey, Ms. Toni,’ and they want to hug you and love you,” Hardin said. “If you’re in a restaurant, in a grocery store, you, it’s like, you just need to go.”

Hardin will now be eligible for the Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Month award.

To vote for her or any of the other nominees, visit their website.

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

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