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!

John Scriggs

Milan Middle School

What I like most about teaching: Definitely the kids!

Educator of the Month

Elizabeth Lovelace

Haywood Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I want the student to have what I had when I was a kid. 

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Dena Brown

Highland Oaks Middle School

What I like most about teaching: Instilling my love for music while also laughing quite a bit. 

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Caroline Montgomery

East End Preparatory School

What I like most about teaching: Enjoying each day with brilliant and diverse thinkers!

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Stephanie Blackstock

Carter Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: Learning something new every day!

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Brian Kyle

McMinn County High School

What I like most about teaching: I see it as a mission to come in each day and make a difference in a kid's life. 

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Whitney Pearson

Mountain View Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I love to make math hands on for the kids to learn!

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Erica Yarbro

Arlington Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I like to watch them grown and learn to lead. 

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Lashun Jones

Kate Bond Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I love having an impact on my students daily. 

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Deanna Mealio

Kingston Springs Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Witnessing a "light bulb" moment and knowing a child's life has been impacted.

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Rhonda Cook

Karns Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: I love the interaction with the children!

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Stacy Ellis

Griffith Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I feel like the kids need me and I need them.

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Cindi Roberts

Joseph Rodgers Primary School

What I like most about teaching: I love to see the light bulb moments when they understand something.

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Jill Bibb

Peabody High School

What I like most about teaching: I love building relationships with the students!

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William Wilson

Mount. Pisgah Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy giving students a chance to love math as much as I do. 

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Ariel Timmons

Norman Smith Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Having the opportunity to show students each year that they are loved!

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Sue Senn

North City Elementary

What I like most about teaching: To have the chance to encourage a child to realize his or her dreams.

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Emily Frady

Pikeville Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love making the difference in transitioning the children from home to school.

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Christol Hickman

Jefferson Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Having the opportunity everyday to meet children on their level.

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Jena Verser

South Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Getting new students every year and watching them grow and blossom. 

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Tatiyana Webb

Veritas College Prep Charter School

What I like most about teaching: I love teaching because youth are the future and I need to make sure it's bright!

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Melanie Yow

Winfree Bryant Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I love interacting with my students!

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Tonya Hererra

Kingston Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love my kids as they are and they know it!

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Dawn Parks

Spring City Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Watching their little faces as they come in to learn new things!

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Kelly Bowman

Cherokee Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: Getting to come to school everyday and seeing the kids!

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