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!

Natasha Patchen

Copper Ridge Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love unlocking the door to a world of opportunity for my students, and seeing their enthusiasm as they step through it

Educator of the Month

Jason Eckford

North Side High School

What I like most about teaching: Just the students, having the chance to be part of their lives.

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Pamela McLaughlin

Memphis Business Academy

What I like most about teaching: The children - I love them first!

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Fran O'Riordan

Walter J. Baird Middle School

What I like most about teaching: The relationships I get to form with my students. I get to try and help them become better students and people.

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Tasha Whitt

Rutledge Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy moments when a student finally gets a concept, when they are happy being themselves no matter what.

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Karen West

Chattanooga School of the Liberal Arts

What I like most about teaching: I have the BEST job in the world. I LOVE seeing their enthusiasm and teaching them that they can make a difference.

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Keith Runyon

Lexington High School

What I like most about teaching: I love the students. I love when the light comes on, and to get to know them and establish relationships with them.

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Shanita McLaurin

Klondike Preparatory Academy

What I like most about teaching: I love the every day learning experiences, and my scholars' growth.

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Melissa Hale

Northside Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: Having the opportunity to impact a child's life, to watch them learn life lessons & make positive choices.

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Heather Tetzloff

Copper Ridge Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy that every kid is different, and you have to figure out how all the pieces go together to foster each child's learning!

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Margaret Thomas

Daisy Elementary

What I like most about teaching: It's a blessing-teaching children.  It's a calling; it's what I love to do.

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Lee Wilson

Lighthouse Christian Academy

What I like most about teaching: Having an impact on the lives of my students.

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Jason Baugh

Cornerstone Middle School

What I like most about teaching: I'm all 'bout those kids, 'bout those kids, no trouble. I want to be apart of the great teachers in this country.

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Leslie Lee

William Blount High

What I like most about teaching: As a school counselor, trust is critical. With trust, I'm able to assist students in learning their potential.

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Jeanie McKenna

Sale Creek High

What I like most about teaching: To have the opportunity to share English with students, whom I adore and love, is a wonderful, amazing treat.

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Lisa Hale

Beech Bluff Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love seeing the light bulb come on.

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Rebekah Laurenzi

Farmington Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Inspiring creativity in my students!

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Angela Pope

Erma Siegel Elementary

What I like most about teaching: Watching students work toward goals, reflect on their progress, and celebrate their success instills responsibility. 

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Natalee Elkins

Holston Middle

What I like most about teaching: To see my students come out of their shell through music; whether it be in the classroom, in rehearsals, or on stage.

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Angela Karnes Eddinger

Collegiate High at Chatt State

What I like most about teaching: When students come back to me and say "I remember you and what you taught me, and this is what I have gone on to do…"

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