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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!

January Educator of the Month

LaSonya Robertson

Rossview Middle School

What do you like most about teaching?
I love creating an environment where students feel welcome and safe. Being passionate about what I teach is contagious. 


Marianne Hawes

North Parkway Middle School

The fact that I get to inspire my students and teach my favorite subject, STEM!


Emilee Frazier

Chuckey-Doak High School

Kids sometimes hate math and it's a little easier to come into my class when they know I care about what I'm doing.


Agatha "Gator" Kusenda

East Hamilton Middle School

I love to make the kids have the "aha moment;" when they realize what they've learned and they learned it on their own.


Audrey Seyerle

South Gibson County Elementary

My students!


Karen Binger

Blue Grass Elementary

I enjoy helping my students see that learning is fun and nothing is more important than being a life-long learner.


Logan Elliot

Alcoa Intermediate School

When kids see learning happening and realize they CAN, it makes teaching the most rewarding job in the world.


Ryan Cox

Hickory Ridge Middle School

I love helping students become the future leaders of tomorrow!


Melanie Lovell

Wells Station Elementary

I love my students and my school.


Sara Dunford

Eastside Elementary

I love teaching 1st graders because they're are just learning to read. It's exciting to watch them grow and learn.


LuShan Webb

Red Bank High School

I enjoy getting students excited about science and potentially engaging them in future career opportunities.


Allyssa Hartsfield

Hickerson Elementary

It isn’t the score at the end of the year but how each child becomes respectful and a ray of sunshine to others. 


Tanya Mitchell

Macon-Hall Elementary

I love encouraging children to be their authentic selves.


Rachel Higgins

Gadsden Elementary

Getting to see my students succeed.


Chris Teaster

Fairmont Elementary School

It's a rewarding job. I get to mold young minds for the future and help produce productive members of society.


Bryan Mann

Chattanooga Prep School

Coming up with creative lesson plans for different learners and having them connect to those things. The "aha" moment!


Lois Donaldson

East Nashville Magnet High School

It is an honor and a privilege to educate children in the paths that they choose in life.


Amy Maliskas

Oak Elementary School

I love helping children love to learn.


Dianne Ivery

Arlington Elementary

I love being a teacher because I want to make a difference in the kids' lives.