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Educator Of The Week

Educator of the Week - Coleman

This video is no longer available. ATWOOD, Tenn. - Marcia Coleman is an 8th grade teacher at West Carroll Jr./Sr. High School and enjoys science because everyday is an adventure. Coleman said years ago she was able to go on…

Educator of the Week - White

This video is no longer available. SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Amanda White is a third grade teacher at East Hardin Elementary School and loves working with young children. "They love to sing and still do some of the things younger children…

Educator of the Week - Sgt. Sykes

This video is no longer available. MCKENZIE, Tenn. - Sgt. Jackie Sykes has been caring for students at McKenzie Special School District by keeping them safe as their resource off and D.A.R.E instructor. He said the best the part teaching…

Educator of the Week - McIntosh

This video is no longer available. HENRY, Tenn. - Lane McIntosh is a pre-kindergarten teacher a Henry Elementary School and says working with 2 and 3-year-olds, you never know what you're going to get. "We have a lot of pretend…

Educator of the Week - Howell

This video is no longer available. CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. - Bells Elementary School pre-kindergarten teacher Anisha Howell has a classroom full of love and energy. Howell explained a typical day in her classroom: "Busy, busy, busy, lots of work and…

Educator of the Week - Davis

HURON, Tenn. - After substitute teaching for ten years, the young students at Westover Elementary School influenced Betty Davis to be a fourth grade teacher. She says, "Being here everyday and seeing the smiling faces made me want to go…

Educator of the Week - Thomas

This video is no longer available. SAVANNAH, Tenn. - When teaching English to a classroom full of teenagers, Natalie Thomas said it definitely has its moments. "Getting to see students when they finally make progress when you finally have those…

Educator of the Week - Butler

MCLEMORESVILLE, Tenn. - West Carroll Primary School teacher, Suzanne Butler says that education has always played a big role in her life. "I grew up playing school. I never thought about doing anything else, this has always been it for…

Educator of the Week - Doyle

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. - Learning in Kristina Doyle's classroom at Scott Hill Elementary School is always fun and something you do not want to miss. "I tell them it's very important because if you miss one day we cover so…

Educator of the Week - Crider

This video is no longer available. ALAMO, Tenn. - At Crockett County High School, learning science in Julie Crider's classroom is anything but boring. Crider said, "I try to make it fun by coming up with motions. I'll have cheers,…

Educator of the Week - Liggett

This video is no longer available. WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. - Greenfield School teacher and basketball coach, Tori Liggett, enjoys learning with her students. Tiggett explained her favorite part of teaching is the interaction with her students and building relationships with…

Educator of the Week - Spence

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. - Maury City Elementary fifth grade teacher, Katie Spence, enjoys her students fresh attitude to learn everyday. Spence said, "I love seeing children have the light bulb come on and they all of a sudden understand something…

Educator of the Week - Lynn Davis

LEXINGTON, Tenn. - South Haven Elementary School first grade teacher Lynn Davis has a big heart when it comes to education. Davis said, "I really enjoy watching children grow in their confidence and how it expands throughout the year." Davis‘…

Educator of the Week - Carroll

This video is no longer available. MCKENZIE, Tenn. - McKenzie Middle School seventh grade teacher, Paul Carroll enjoys sharing his love for social studies with his students. Carroll explains, "I love the subject material that I have had the opportunity…

Educator of the Week - Sweeney

This video is no longer available. PINSON, Tenn. - South Elementary School second grade teacher, Janet Sweeney believes in her students. "I'm someone that just doesn't try to teach children what they need to know but also I help them…

Educator of the Week - Ashbaugh

JACKSON, Tenn. - North Side High School science teacher, Robbi Ashbaugh loves education. "In my desire to educate my students about science and biology and make sure they get a good educations and get rid of any misconceptions they may…

Educator of the Week - McEwen

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. - Trenton Middle School, inclusion teacher, Jeremy McEwen believes in his students. “If you push them in a regular room, they get in there and say 'I can do that, I can hang with them and I…

Educator of the Week - Morgan

MEDINA, Tenn. - South Gibson County High School Spanish teacher, Amber Morgan is all about her students. She said, "High schoolers are fun, you can talk to them about certain things, you don't have to break it down to a…

Educator of the Week - Hendon

This video is no longer available. PARIS, Tenn. - W.G. Rhea Elementary School first grade teacher, Melanie Hendon loves the responsibility of being an educator. Hendon explains her favorite part of her day. "Watching the kids light up whenever they…

Educator of the Week - Davidson

HENDERSON, Tenn. - West Chester Elementary third grade teacher, Denise Davidson believes that making learning fun, is the key to success. "You have to get the kids involved, they don't realize that they are actually learning until they actually do…

Educator of the Week - James

HURON, TN - Educator Vicky James loves teaching and working with her students. "I love kindergarten, I love children, and I just love the ah-ha moments when they get it. I love reading and I love teaching them how to…

Educator of the Week - Goldsby

ALAMO, TN - Crockett County Middle School history teacher Tres Goldsby said teaching was something he never thought he wanted to do. "My parents were teachers, my aunt, it is kind of in the family. It was one thing I…

Educator of the Week - Scott

LEXINGTON, Tenn. - Lexington High School chemistry teacher Brian Scott hopes to change his students' lives. "The best way to make a difference is to try to be a positive role model each and everyday," said Scott. "Even some days…

Educator of the Week - Maddox

CLARKSBURG, Tenn.- Clarksburg School Pre-school teacher Gena Maddox has a classroom full of four-year-olds. She said she loves their enthusiasm. "This is their first chance to really start learning in a controlled environment, so everything you do is like, 'gasp!'…

Educator of the Week - Barker

This video is no longer available. HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn.- South Haven Elementary School second grade teacher, Kay Barker, loves building relationships with each of her students. "I get to know them, their lives and what makes them special," said Barker.…

Educator of the Week - Towater

This video is no longer available. HUNTINGDON, Tenn.- Huntingdon Primary School kindergarten teacher Leigh Ann Towater wishes everyone could love their jobs as much as she loves hers. "People that can't go to work and have a smile on their…

Educator of the Week - Evans

This video is no longer available. MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.- Nova Elementary School second grade teacher Pat Evans loves seeing her students learn something new. "It just makes me very excited to see their excitement," said Evans. "So that carries over…

Educator of the Week - Reynolds

This video is no longer available. DYER, Tenn.- Dyer Elementary School first grade teacher Debbie Reynolds loves seeing her students learn new material. "I think that's my favorite part; when you actually see the light bulb," said Reynolds. "It's very…

Educator of the Week - Palmer

This video is no longer available. BELLS, Tenn.- Bells Elementary School kindergarten teacher Darlene Palmer loves making a difference in her students' lives. "I do want them to feel success everyday when they come to school," said Palmer. "When they…

Educator of the Week - Burkhead

This video is no longer available. DENMARK, Tenn.-Denmark Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jennifer Burkhead has her dream job. "I wanted to be a teacher since I was little," said Burkhead. "I played school at home and I couldn't imagine doing…

Educator of the Week - Martz

Stigall Primary School kindergarten teacher Brandi Martz may only be a third-year teacher, but says her career choice has been a long time in the making. "When I was little, I always played school. That's something I always wanted to…

Educator of the Week - Page

This video is no longer available. McKenzie Middle School fifth grade science and social studies teacher Sarah Page said her students can always brighten her day. "They are such a joy, and they have brought such laughter into my life,"…

Educator of the Week - Matthews

This video is no longer available. North Parkway Middle School math accelerate teacher Mal Matthews once intended on a different career. "When I finished college, I had a degree in Mass Communications," said Matthews. "When I came back home, I…

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