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!

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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Allison Winston

McKenzie Elementary

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

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Nancy Parker

Wooddale High School

What I like most about teaching: Helping students become more successful at academic preparation!

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Martel Graham

Knowledge Academy

What I like most about teaching: I firmly believe every student can learn with the necessary resources that fit his or her learning style.

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Gary Bateman

Northwest Elementary

What I like most about teaching: As a special ed teacher, I have had the honor of introducing a student to the ability to communicate. I love what I do.

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Charity Rushing

Browm Acadamy

What I like most about teaching: There's nothing better than seeing a child's eyes light up and glow after they have learned something. I love children!

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Ontoni Reedy

Montessori School

What I like most about teaching: Seeing my students succeed to their utmost potential academically and socially while being their role model.

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Sally Baer

Bornblum Solomon Schechter School

What I like most about teaching: I love the excitement and energy of children loving to learn.

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Dee Morrison

Scales Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: To know that I have made a difference in a child’s life because I have been able to give them the wonderful gift of reading!

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Tim Lee

Hardin Valley Academy

What I like most about teaching: That I can prepare and motivate my students to demonstrate their capabilities and share their endearing personalities.

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Michelle Howell

Chattanooga School of Arts & Sciences

What I like most about teaching: I love inspiring young children and watching their minds grow and develop, and this is the perfect age where it all begins. We lay the foundation in kindergarden.

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Chris Cherry

Scotts Hill High School

What I like most about teaching: My favorite part about teaching is seeing my students grow up and move off into college and eventually the real world.

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Shannon Kirk

Saint Louis Catholic School

What I like most about teaching: To see my students learn, prosper, grow and smile makes my job so amazing.

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Phyllis Rial

Dickson Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I never tire of seeing that 'AHA' moment when they understand a concept for the first time.

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Stephanie Coker

Anderson County High

What I like most about teaching: The opportunity to share my love of music with my students and to foster a life-long appreciation for the arts.

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Misty Hawkins

Woodmoore Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Children are our future, and I need to prepare them as well as I can to lead us and guide us in the world.

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Sam Pyron

Haywood County Middle School

What I like most about teaching: Seeing my students focused and ready to give their all to learn.

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Cristin Muston

Barret's Chapel School

What I like most about teaching: Enjoy making math fun and enjoyable for the students.

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Carolyn Stuart

Harpeth High School

What I like most about teaching: I love the "aha moments!" That's the moment when kids really understand it. I love when kids feel good about themselves.

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Cheri Duncan

Halls High

What I like most about teaching: Many students don't have a positive role model, so I try to fill that void. When I see them graduate, it's all worth it.

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Ashely Thornton

Nolan Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love seeing them excel, working so hard to get something. And it was our work together that got them there.

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