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Educator Of The Week

Educator of the Week: Amanda Sims

MILAN, Tenn. -- It's time for this week's Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Amanda Sims is a kindergarten teacher at Milan Elementary School, and she says she is thankful for what she does.…

Educator of the Week: Caitlyn Elder-Young

It's time for this week's Educator of the Week , brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Caitlyn Elder-Young has been teaching second grade at Arlington Elementary School for five years now. "I have been here since college, and…

Educator of the Week: Andrew Johnson

It's time for this week's Educator of the Week , brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Andrew Johnson is bringing some chemistry to his classroom at Chester County High School, and he's loving what he does. "I have…

Educator of the Week: Elizabeth Clark

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. — It’s time to recognize this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Lottery. Elizabeth Clark has been teaching first graders for five years at…

Educator of the Week: Vicky James

HENDERSON COUNTY, -- It's time to recognize this week's Educator of the Week , brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Vicky James is a kindergarten teacher at Westover Elementary School, teaching where she once attended. "What I love…

Educator of the Week: Tiffany Nelson

It's time for this week's Educator of the Week, presented by the Tennessee Education Lottery. "From the day I stepped in student teaching, I love Maury City. I am from Crockett County,…

Educator of the Week: Gregory Vinson

It's time for this week's Educator of the Week , brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Gregory Vinson is a behavior teacher at Trenton Elementary. He says teaching is something…

Educator of the Week: Marianne Goff

It's time now to recognize this week's Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Marianne Goff is a fourth grade math teacher at Caywood Elementary School in…

Educator of the Week: Susan Menard

It's time for this week's Educator of the Week, presented by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Susan Menard started teaching in Chicago, Illinois, where she worked for more than 30 years. In 2016, she moved to Jackson, where she continued to…

Educator of the Week: Joy Raines

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Joy Raines is a kindergarten teacher at Huntingdon Primary School in Carroll County. She taught second grade for 16…

Educator of the Week: Michelle McPeake

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  "Actually I started substitute teaching in special education. I was not…

Educator of the Week: Celeste Osgood

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Celeste Osgood started her nursing career after graduating college. Soon after,…

Educator of the Week: Brandon Doyle

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Brandon Doyle is a chemistry and physics teacher at Peabody High…

Educator of the Week: Abby Spraggins

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Abby Spraggins is a preschool teacher at Alamo City School…

Educator of the Week: Donna Tate

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Donna Tate is a 7th and 8th grade math teacher…

Educator of the Week: Jennifer Alford

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time to recognize this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Jennifer Alford has only been teaching for three years.…

Educator of the Week: Ashley Tomlin

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Ashley Tomlin always knew that she wanted to help people with disabilities. Her mother first encouraged her to be…

Educator of the Week: Julia Adams

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Julia Adams has taught across West Tennessee for over 30…

Educator of the Week: Linda Webb

TRENTON, Tenn --- It’s time to nominate this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Linda Webb didn’t start her career in education. She worked…

Educator of the Week: Mechelle Naylor

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Mechelle Naylor is one educator who is well traversed in…

Educator of the Week: Anna King Cole

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Anna King Cole is a fourth grade science and social studies…

Educator of the Week: James Nesbitt

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  “Many people like to ask me, 'Mr. Nesbitt, when are you…

Educator of the Week: Hannah Byrd

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Hannah Byrd is currently a seventh grade math teacher at Haywood…

Educator of the Week: Tommy Cepparulo

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  One former police officer took his talents to the classroom. Tommy…

Educator of the Week: CheTerra Rogers

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time to recognize this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  CheTerra Rogers is a Jackson native who is starting her…

Educator of the Week: Minnie Reed

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Minnie Reed is a librarian at Sunny Hill Intermediate School in…

Educator of the Week: Crystal McCarley

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn -- It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Crystal McCarley is a kindergarten teacher at Beaver Elementary School in…

Educator of the Week: Leigh Ann Skaggs

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. --  It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  Leigh Ann Skaggs is an 11th grade English teacher and literacy coach…

Educator of the Week: Denise Reynolds

It’s time for this week’s Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  “It was a dream that I had from being young actually, and I had some…

Educator of the Week: Tina Anderson

It's time to recognize this week's Educator of the Week, brought to you by the Tennessee Education Lottery. "The moment that I decided I wanted to teach, there was no turning back,"…

Educator of the Week: Vanesa Dawkins

It's time to recognize this week's Educator of the Week brought to you by the Tennessee Lottery. Vanesa Dawkins is an educator at Nova Early Learning Center in Jackson. She says she is a…

Educator of the Week: Cynthia Duncan

SELMER, Tenn. -- It's time to recognize this week's Educator of the Week, presented by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Cynthia Duncan teaches 7th grade Reading and Language Arts at Selmer Middle School. After school she also act as the middle…

Educator of the Week: Teresa Smith

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's time to recognize this week's Educator of the Week, presented by the Tennessee Education Lottery. Teresa Smith teaches science and social studies at Alexander Elementary. She got her…

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