Educator Spotlight

  • Shannon Davis

    Second grade, Thelma Barker Elementary School, Jackson-Madison County Schools
    School didn’t always come easily for Shannon Davis. But her prior struggles in education as a student helped her realize her calling as a teacher.
  • Mary Gilbert

    School counselor, College Street Elementary School, Manchester City Schools
    Mary Gilbert has a deep, sustaining commitment to education, even after 35 years as a teacher and school counselor. “I can truly say I am more passionate about my teaching today than I was the day I began,” Ms. Gilbert says.
  • Erin Glenn

    US History, East Lake Academy of Fine Arts, Hamilton County Schools
    “Every student can.” That sentence sums up Erin Glenn’s personal philosophy. And while that statement may seem optimistic to some, she embraces it as a large responsibility. “I recognize the...
  • August Askins

    Science, Holston Middle School, Knox County Schools
    August Askins is passionate about teaching because of that impact it will have on the lives of her students. “I believe I am shaping our future every day through the...
  • Kris Krautkremer

    AP Biology, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport City Schools
    “Science is life.” That’s the answer Kris Krautkremer gives when people ask her about how her subject impacts her students’ future. From cancer treatments to genetic work aimed at eradicating...
  • Clare Lundy

    English III and Cambridge Literature, McGavock High School, Metro Nashville Public Schools
    When it comes to a new strategy to improve student learning, teacher Clare Lundy has two words: “Hello, technology!” She’s used technology to give students an organized online space to...
  • Jennifer Moore

    Third grade, Gordon Achievement Academy, Shelby County Schools
    Jennifer Moore expects great things from her third-grade students. “My students know that no matter what their current academic or social level may be, I require them to exceed beyond...
  • Meagan England

    Reading intervention, Forge Ridge School, Claiborne County Schools
    Claiborne County teacher Meagan England transitioned from an English language arts teacher to a reading interventionist, an entirely new position for her in education. Many teachers might have seen this...
  • Stacy Jones

    English, McNairy Central High School, McNairy County Schools
    Stacy Jones remembers what it was like when she first realized she was passionate about English.
  • Lindsey Hagan

    Assistant Principal, Wallace A. Smith Elementary, Hamilton County Schools
    For Lindsey Hagan, there are many ways to raise student achievement. “If we all integrate and collaborate to grow children emotionally, behaviorally, and academically - I believe students will go further in life,” she says.
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