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!

Catie Blackwood

Tennessee School for the Deaf

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy watching my pre-schoolers acquire language.

Educator of the Month

Dr. Callie Dollar

Montessori School at Bemis

What I like most about teaching: Really just being with them. I learn more each day from my children then they'll ever learn from me.

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Heather McDonough

Overton High School

What I like most about teaching: I love teaching because my kids are the most amazingly inspirational people ever.

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Kim Beaver

Lynchburg Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love watching the children grow and change throughout the year!  I also enjoy seeing how much they learn from each other!

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Madison Jones

Norris Middle

What I like most about teaching: Helping students make the seemingly impossible things possible through creative thinking and problem solving.

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Brittany Merchant

Apison Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love those 'a-ha!' moments when I've worked with a student for weeks and that spark on their face goes off where they get it.

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Cathy Tyson

Hardin County High School

What I like most about teaching: I love my students and really love seeing them grow and moving on in life.

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Courtney Juneau

Arlington Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I love the kids - they make me laugh everyday!

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Totika Mansfield

Fred J. Page High School

What I like most about teaching: Meeting students where they are, either academics or life skills and teaching them tools to thrive in their daily lives.

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Martin Walker

Maryville High

What I like most about teaching: Watching "the light come on" when my students master a difficult concept, and when students take pride in their work.

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Monique Ellis

Barger Academy

What I like most about teaching: I'm a learner myself, so I just love sharing the love of learning with my students.

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Wendy Bowers

Adamsville Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Being with the kids and when that light bulb goes off. It's just amazing to know you had part in that.

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Jessica Sparks

Bolton High School

What I like most about teaching: Seeing my students grow in independence. They bring joy to my life.

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Sister Jane Michael

Overbrook School

What I like most about teaching: The encounter I’m privileged to have with each student as they grow into the person they’ve been created to be.  

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Sue Wright

Midland Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Helping students set and meet learning goals. I love the laughter that goes on in first grade.

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Brittany Harris

Hardy Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I'm passionate about my students and their learning…and their engagement for Higher Education.

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Cathy Whitehead

West Chester Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I just love seeing them learn and seeing them grow. I love to watch them rise to the expectations.

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Gilda Thomas

Richland Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I love seeing my kindergarteners grow intellectually, emotionally and physically.

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Harmony England

Meigs Academic Magnet School

What I like most about teaching: I always wanted to be a teacher. I love pushing and motivating students and watching them grow and succeed.

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Benjamin Eng

Hardin Valley Academy

What I like most about teaching: The best part of being a teacher is getting to be an important part of our kids' future and watching their passions grow.

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Mallory Phillips

McConnel Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Building relationships with the students, getting to know them, and learning the best way for them to learn.

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Karen Morganti

University School of Jackson

What I like most about teaching: I work with 3 and 4 year olds. They're just precious and sweet and say the funniest things.

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Jena Aderhold

Lakeview Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I can impact future generations just by helping a student succeed and believe they’re capable of the impossible.

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Rick Taylor

Seymour Primary

What I like most about teaching: Light bulb moments in the learning process, which produce amazing smiles and foster academic and social success.

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Dana Pichard

Ooltewah Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I get a chance to develop relationships with students and their families. Each day is a new opportunity.

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Kellen J. Christian

Oakhaven High School

What I like most about teaching: I love being a game changer and helping to save lives through music.

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