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!

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.

Educator of the Month

Nancy Sims

East Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I love when you've been working with a student and they finally get it and you see that light bulb moment.

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Leslie Northam

Arlington Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I love it when students have a "light bulb" moment!

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Laura Coppage

Christiana Middle School

What I like most about teaching: That "WOW" moment in students' eyes when they "get it". Instilling a passion for excellence.

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Kelly Sullivan

Mary Blount Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy motivating and inspiring my students to do their absolute best.

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Teresa Nichols

South Side High School

What I like most about teaching: I love when the kids really grasp a concept and they actually get excited about it and talk about it outside of class.

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Mitchell Euell

Hamilton High School

What I like most about teaching: My kids.

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Lindy Holland

Thomas Magnet School

What I like most about teaching: I love my students and celebrate their uniqueness.  I believe that education can change the world.

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Diana Dunaway

Powell Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy seeing the students' enthusiasm when they're learning.

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Dustin Dotzler

Wallace A Smith Elementary

What I like most about teaching: It gives me the chance to help children grow and learn and discover what they can really do with their talents.

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Carrie Cherry

Jacks Creek Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I love being with the kids and seeing their wow moment when they finally get it and understand the material.

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Crystal Gonzalez

Treadwell Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: Inspiring kids every single day and changing the world one classroom at a time!

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Sarah Scott

Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science

What I like most about teaching: Teaching is the most direct way to develop a community through empowering young people.

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Janet Roach

Powell Middle

What I like most about teaching: Beginning band is so fun when a student plays an instrument for the very first time.

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Angie Hentz

Blythe Bower Elementary

What I like most about teaching: It gives me a chance to plant the seed, and hopefully to see those flowers grow into successful citizens.

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Amy Neilson

Bargerton Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I love my students and I love the people I work with. I'm just blessed to be here.

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Donna Gentry

Bon Lin Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I love seeing students learn to love and grasp a new skill.

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Mylie McKissack

Lewis County Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I believe learning is a lifelong process.  I love watching my students grow when shown love and support.

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Lindsay Bell

West High

What I like most about teaching: Teaching is a huge privilege. I get to work with and be inspired by the future generation every day.

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Amanda Turner

East Brainerd Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love to inspire my students, and helping them to learn and become smarter every day!

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