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!

Jeff Davis

Rockwood High

What I like most about teaching: When I see an idea really sink in for a student, I feel I am accomplishing something that will benefit them later on in life.

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Cynthia Smith

Humboldt Middle School

What I like most about teaching: Interaction with students and the ability to teach them new things which they can take with them forever in life.

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Camelita Mitchell

Ridgeway Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I love when the students can relate their learning to their lives.

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Shabahn Massey

Santa Fe Unit School

What I like most about teaching: Watching how excited the students get when they learn something new, and to share in their excitement is worth it.

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Pansie Evans

Episcopal School of Knoxville

What I like most about teaching: To hear the joy and laughter in the gym as my students begin a love of movement that will last a lifetime.

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Wendy Evett

Soddy Daisy High School

What I like most about teaching: It's the kids.  I love seeing those little light bulbs go off, and them learning and earning credits!

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Jamie Doster

Greenfield School

What I like most about teaching: My ability to motivate students and my usage of interactive activities to get them to learn.

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Shawn Young

Hickory Ridge Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Seeing the progress my babies make everyday.

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Mike Guinn

Winfree Bryant Middle School

What I like most about teaching: The excitement a child gets when they master a difficult skill. Their confidence grows and their self esteem increases.

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Joseph Aboumoussa

Saint Joseph School

What I like most about teaching: To help students develop a passion for knowledge. To watch them grow in mind, character and holiness, is a joy.

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Randy Cantrell

Chattanooga Christian H.S.

What I like most about teaching: I Really love music.  I have a job where I get to do what I love all day with some of my favorite people on a great team.

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Miranda Roberts

Pin Oak Elementary

What I like most about teaching: To watch my students grow while innovating new lessons by using smart technologies to expand their minds.

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Nora McGowan

Holy Rosary School

What I like most about teaching: Watching the students learn new things.

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Cynthia Jones

Gower Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love building relationships with the students, encouraging them to strive to be their best every day.

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Tracey Rains

Gatlinburg-Pittman High

What I like most about teaching: The reward when I have an effect on a student's life. I find teenagers overall to be fun, caring and interesting people.

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Sharon Carter

Soddy Daisy High School

What I like most about teaching: I really like having the opportunity to help our students prepare to have successful lives after high school.

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Stephen Price

South Gibson County High School

What I like most about teaching: My ability to watch my students succeed and do well in front of thousands of people.

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Mahalia Davis

Humes Preporatory Academy

What I like most about teaching: I love my scholars and the rewards that they bring at the end of each day!

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Relva Lewis

White County High School

What I like most about teaching: Teaching gives me an opportunity to help students maximize their strengths and counterbalance their weaknesses. The growth my children make significantly improves their quality of life.

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Kelly Farr

Mount Olive Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy working and learning with students to help them develop a life-long love of learning.

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Beverly Smith

Sale Creek HS

What I like most about teaching: I love being able to touch the future.  One cannot have better pay than that!

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Sherry Arnold

East Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: Seeing my students get to that light bulb moment and master a skill in the classroom.

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Jeffany Joralemon

Kate Bond Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love showing students how fun and exciting reading and writing can be!

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Morgan Burlison

East Hickman Middle School

What I like most about teaching: For me, teaching is about making a difference in a student's life. It is the greatest feeling knowing that.

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Thomas Froning

Oak Ridge High

What I like most about teaching: Seeing students learn outside of regular school hours by identifying and utilizing the teachable moment.

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Amanda Cauthen

Thraher Elemtary

What I like most about teaching: It's just my life.  I love to teach, I have always wanted to be a teacher, and I don't know that I'll quit…ever.

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