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!

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. 

Educator of the Month

Felicia Hindman

Clarksburg School

What I like most about teaching: The students wanting to learn and when they have a bond with you they want to learn.

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Christy Yearwood

Crosswind Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love teaching children and enriching them each day.

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Yelena Janumyan

The Harpeth Hall School

What I like most about teaching: To watch my students reach beyond what they thought was possible and become what they didn't know they could be.

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Jessica Knox

Midway Elementary

What I like most about teaching: To watch students grow and learn, when kids tell me they finally understand a concept they have struggled with.

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Lois Walling

Rhea County HS

What I like most about teaching: I've been doing this for 17 years, and I get to see these teenagers grow up to become productive citizens.

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Tamara Commer

Humboldt High School

What I like most about teaching: I enjoy the children, when they're innocent, and being able to inspire them to what to do more in life.

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Candace Maynard

Rivercrest Elementary

What I like most about teaching: I love being a positive role model to all my students.

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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.

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Steve Riddle

Sweetwater Elementary

What I like most about teaching: When engaged students are inspired to master skills while having so much fun they can't wait for the next lesson.

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Rachel Bryant

Red Bank Middle School

What I like most about teaching: It's the relationships with the kids, to talk with them about what's going on at school AND outside of school.

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Brad Dyer

Westover Elementary School

What I like most about teaching: Just building a relationship with the people, kids and their families and seeing kids grow throughout the year.

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Rosalind Guy

Wooddale High School

What I like most about teaching: I love the relationships I establish with my students.

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Whitney Bradley

Bailey Stem Magnet Middle Prep School

What I like most about teaching: The “I get it!”; the “I’m glad you love me,”; the, “Bradley, you changed my life” moments - that's what I love.

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Tony Mills

Montgomery Ridge Intermediate

What I like most about teaching: It's so rewarding to see former students and discuss their lives and memories from when they were a student.

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Stephanie Amato

Ootewah Middle School

What I like most about teaching: It is very fulfilling when the kids understand math - when they get that light bulb moment. That's why I love doing this!

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John Crenshaw

Springhill School

What I like most about teaching: The students and their parents because the parents are very supportive the kids are very well behaved.

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Jamie James

St George's Independent School

What I like most about teaching: Seeing the "Ah-ha!" moment in a kid

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Brenda McNeil

Portland High School

What I like most about teaching: Knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of students while helping them to be lifelong learners.

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Tami Smith

Powell High

What I like most about teaching: My students with disabilities spend time in the community learning life skills to achieve their dream of independence.

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Lee Frielander

Hixson High School

What I like most about teaching: It's fun to have an opportunity to interact with tomorrow's leaders; the ability to make positive change in the world.

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