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!

Angie Tisdale

Freedom Intermediate School

What I like most about teaching: The glimmer when students get it and the sound of laughter while learning, few callings impact generations.

Educator of the Month

Lisa Seaton

Finley Elem. School

What I like most about teaching: When that struggling child comes to you and their face lights up because the light bulb has come on.

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Vincent Hunter

Whitehaven High School

What I like most about teaching: What I love so much about teaching is the fact that I have a chance to make a difference in Memphis.

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Christy Watts

Smith County Alternative School

What I like most about teaching: I have the opportunity to make students in challenging situations feel empowered, intelligent, safe, secure, and loved.

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Lisa Burden

Central High

What I like most about teaching: To see them learn skills that will make them successful no matter what path they choose is my biggest reward!

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Daniel Bennet

Red Bank Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I love the interaction with the kids.  It gives me that connection to community, and to the community I grew up in!

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Vicki Jones

Craywood Elem. School

What I like most about teaching: Being with the kids, hearing their excitement when they go 'I've got it' and helping others.

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Lauren Rickman

Kate Bond Middle School

What I like most about teaching: My students.  They brighten up my day every day.

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Lisa Renard

Moore Magnet School

What I like most about teaching: The look on a child's face when they realize they can read or solve a mathematical problem independently.

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Susanne McCracken

Bowers Elementary

What I like most about teaching: It allows me to not only challenge myself daily, but to inspire and challenge the children I have the honor of teaching.

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Amberly Ashburn

Pikeville Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I get to come to work and inspire kids and make a difference in their lives. I am VETY blessed to have this opportunity.

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Ryan Thomas

Humboldt High School

What I like most about teaching: I really live for that 'ah-ha' moment, when I see a student really get something they were struggling with.

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Cissy Welch

Christ the King Lutheran School

What I like most about teaching: The children's love and enthusiasm for learning.

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Kim West

Lewisburg Christian Academy

What I like most about teaching: As a teacher I have the honor to make a difference in a child's life by giving them the confidence to achieve their goals. This is mostly accomplished through love.

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Karen Sunstein

New Center School

What I like most about teaching: I love being able to help each student reach their full potential.  It is exciting to watch them learn and grow.

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Diamond Kelly

Eastlake Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy the kids, and making sure they get what they need.

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Amber Morgan

South Gibson County High School

What I like most about teaching: The ability to relate to her students

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Jamie Seek

Donelson Elementary

What I like most about teaching: To see my students learn and grow!

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Jordan Kook

Hillwood Comprehensive High School

What I like most about teaching: I feel privileged to be a teacher because every day I have the opportunity to have an impact on over 100 children.

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Rebecca Bledsoe

Sevierville Primary

What I like most about teaching: Getting to know my students and sharing positive traits with them so they grow academically and emotionally.

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Diana Fleshman

North Hamilton Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love this job, early childhood education is very important to me and I love being here with them.

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Cara Essary

Bargerton Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: Getting to see confidence being built and them being proud of themselves and seeing that for themselves.

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Steffani Person

Rossville Christian Academy

What I like most about teaching: The kids - what they give back to me.

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Angela Schenck

Oakland High School

What I like most about teaching: To see the students who thought they couldn't do something, master that skill, and then volunteer to teach others.

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Kayla Watson

Anderson County High

What I like most about teaching: I love the daily surprises! Finding creative ways to teach that puts joy on my kids' faces make it all worth it.

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Brittney Gravett

Cecil B Rigsby Elementary

What I like most about teaching: To watch their little minds absorb all the information that you give them, and to then apply it, and it's fun!

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