Educator of the Month

Was your favorite teacher recognized as a Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week in your hometown? Then vote for him or her to be honored as the statewide Educator of the Month! Just click on the photo below to cast your vote. And come back often – you can vote once every day!

Alicia Martin

Willow Tree Academy

What I like most about teaching: Getting to impact a child's future. It's such a blessing that God chose me to teach these kids!

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Debbie Morris

Westover Elementary

What I like most about teaching: The love I get from the students.

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Margaret Patterson

Christ Methodist Day School

What I like most about teaching: I love my children, amazing families, colleagues, and my inspiring boss.

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Mary Prue Alley

Harding Academy

What I like most about teaching: I love interacting with my students and helping them become successful problem solvers.

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Jamea Larkin

Green Magnet Academy

What I like most about teaching: Teaching is like gardening. We get to plant seeds and watch them grow.

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Jann Little

Hixson Middle School

What I like most about teaching: Getting to know the kids and their interests and cultures, and then helping move them forward in their math skills.

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Cathi Absalom

Southside

What I like most about teaching: I love when children say, “I can read!” My goal is to see them excited & surprised by themselves.

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Kristi Sorrell

Medina Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I love my kids.  They're always good and it's always something different.

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Sarah Kelley

Arlington High School

What I like most about teaching: I love impacting the future.

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Becky Williams

Independence High School

What I like most about teaching: I love providing students with an opportunity to be creative, work together & build confidence. 

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Marti Overton

Willow Brook Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: It is rewarding to see the social & academic growth that each child makes. I love the bond i develop with my students.

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Denise Stone

Orchard Knob Middle

What I like most about teaching: I love being in the library because I love seeing that lightbulb come on when kids realize a book can be fun and interesting.

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Jeannie Nanney

Grandview Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love to teach because of the excitement. I love teaching students when the light bulb turns on. It's exciting.

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Lisa Vogan

Arlington Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: My students inspire me every day.

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Julie Weaver

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

What I like most about teaching: I love to engage children with fun activities.

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Natalie Cranford

Portland Gateview Elementary

What I like most about teaching: My precious. I have an opportunity unlike any other; I get to play a role in the future of our country.

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Elizabeth Williams

Halls High School

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy the time I get to spend daily with my kids. In my room, we become a family. I love our joy for music.

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Rick Rogers

Chattanooga Central High

What I like most about teaching: I just love being with these kids. They’ve captivated my heart the last 30 years and there’s nothing I’d rather do.

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Teresa Dugger

Eastside Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love the kids; I love watching them grow. I'm teaching students now whose parents I taught.  It's fulfilling & wonderful.

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Aaron Killingsworth

Selmer Middle School

What I like most about teaching: The light bulb moment. When students get what we're teaching. 

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Felicia Renee Brewer

Kate Bond Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I love engaging and enlightening students.

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Melissa Villines

Crestview Elementary School

What I like most about teaching:  The best part about being a teacher is that "aha" moment when a student understands an equation.

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Angela Williams

Dogwood Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Watching a student overcome a challenge and seeing the look on their face when they realize they did it.

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Linda Bender

Hardy Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I get a chance to build a strong foundation for success with every student I come in contact with daily.

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Missie Eaton

Surgoinsville Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I don't ever remember wanting to do anything else.  There is nothing better than seeing how students succeed.

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