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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!

May Educator of the Month

David Oldham

John Overton High

What do you like most about teaching?
Showing students their capabilities, inspiring a love of learning, and helping them align goals with the common good.


Allison Noe

Brickey McCloud Elementary

Building relationships with my students and their families and the impact it has on them and on myself.


Sheila Cole

Powell Middle School

Forming relationships with kids, especially those in need. Sharing a kind word, showing love; these are my goals each day.


Rachel Monday

Karns High School

Introducing students to great literature and poetry and watching them make connections with it based on their experience.


Jean Delisle

Newport Grammar

Teaching the principles of love, truth, excellence, & responsibility. I see joyful miracles when children learn to be happy & successful!


Allison Bourne

Grundy Co. High School

I love my students and watching them grow. I hope they take with them that they know how much I care about them.


Katie Widener

Sullivan North Middle School

Teaching gives my students an opportunity to see what their best lives can be.


Karisa Matusek

Shelbyville Central High School

Relationships with students that last long after they have graduated and with my talented and dedicated colleagues.


Andrew Martin

Grahamwood Elementary

I love my students and getting to see them have fun!


Latoshia Chism

Andrew Jackson Elementary

I really love my students. I love the aha moments!


Tim Davis

TN High School

People say they like their jobs but I don't think there's a person on earth that likes their job more than I do.


Stacey Smith

Sequatchie Co Middle School

The thing about teaching is every year, I meet 150 new stars and I get to be a part of their journey.


Jonah Deal

Moore County Middle/High School

My students. I love interacting and learning from them, and helping them grow into responsible adults.


Jonathan May

Middle College High School

I love my amazing students and staff!


Lisa Mckinney

South Gibson County Middle School

Seeing her students grow and being able to be there for them and support them.


Brittani Peoples

Aspire Hanley Elementary

I love changing the narrative for black and brown children.


Katherine Stephenson

Sullivan Central High School

We make that connection with kids. Helping them understand how the world relates and how things go together.


Margaret Alley

Lookout Valley Elementary

We never have a dull moment, and everybody is really sweet and interested in school at this age.


Debbie Tolbert

Neely's Bend Elementary

The look on a child's face when they "get it"... witnessing that moment they learn something brand new!


Gail Pugh

Springhill School

Loves her job, loves her students and the people she works with!


Brittany Williams

Indian Trail Intermediate School

It's an honor to teach…I feel like it's my calling. When I'm here I'm in my element. These kids are my number 1 priority.


Janet Layne

Monteagle Elementary

We build and foster relationships with the adults and students, and hopefully are making a positive impact in their lives.


Melanie Kelso

Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center

The best part of my career is that it matters. The hardest part is that it matters everyday, all day. 


Rachel Taylor

Elmore Park Middle School

I love giving every student the opportunity to do big things!


Randy Bishop

Middleton High School

Making a positive impact and being someone his students can look up to, and seeing them succeed.