EDUCATION WINS EDUCATION WINS Educator of the Month TEL Your Story Scholarships and Grants 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! November Educator of the Month Chrystal Freyre Anderson Co. Career & Tech. What do you like most about teaching?Inspiring young minds to be passionate about who they want to be. There are no limits on how far they can go in life. VOTE Jonathan ChickenThe Webb SchoolTo see my students engage with the many different cultures, ideas, and experiences in human history. VOTE Kathy CarterBlountville ElementaryTeaching is exciting and it's fun to build relationships with your students as they learn and grow through the year. VOTE Kathy SmithShannondale ElementaryMy greatest joy is having fun with children and helping them get excited about learning new things. VOTE Kait SamulkewitschJ.E. Moss ElementaryTeaching children who are blind the different ways to access the world around them is such a rewarding experience! VOTE LaTasha WashingtonMillington ElementaryI love encouraging my students to be life long learners. VOTE Barbara ChrystakWest Bemis Middle My students have always been the best part about the teaching. Being a teacher was my calling. VOTE Cortney TankersleyMillington Middle SchoolMy students make every day worth coming to school. VOTE Leann MorrisonApison ElementaryThe growth that the students make from the beginning of the year to the end of the year is tremendous. VOTE Kaitlyn CroweBoones Creek ElementarySeeing students grow and knowing that you're a small part of helping them reach their full potential. VOTE Greg KubisakSTEM School Chatt.Getting into controversial topics with my students and the discussions. I challenge them, they challenge me. VOTE Jessica SpaffordGreenback Public SchoolSeeing my students achieve and excel in the areas in which they previously struggled. VOTE Christina AustinDenmark ElementaryGetting up early everyday and looking forward to be with her students. VOTE Megan RoopJohn Sevier Middle SchoolI really enjoy teaching. I enjoy being with the students, being around them and building those relationships. VOTE Laura DowdNolan ElementaryI get to be with the kids and really build those relationships, which makes this job and role an exceptional place to be. VOTE Brian KaufmanWilliam Blount High SchoolMaking a positive impact on the lives of my students by teaching students of various ability levels and personalities. VOTE Carol HarrisDavid Youree ElementaryMaking personal connections with my students by ensuring they feel happy, safe and loved. Fostering a love of learning. VOTE Beth BagleyLakeland ElementaryI love teaching children. VOTE Jill TannerPope ElementaryI love to get to know them. I love it when their they’re excited about learning and when they just want to learn. VOTE Hayley LynnSam Houston ElementaryThe energy and joy my students bring into my life. I can always count on them to make me laugh! VOTE Dres YanesSt. Paul Christian AcademyAs a 5th grade math teacher, there’s no better feeling than seeing students’ faces light up with understanding. VOTE Christina KnoblochBowers ElementaryGrowing relationships with my students. It is so rewarding when you see them love a subject they once struggled with. VOTE Carissa BlackwoodMcDowell ElementaryBuilding relationships with my students and their families. Leaving something positive in the time I have with them. VOTE Chelsea SamsCamp Creek ElementaryI love seeing the growth of the kids and developing the lasting relationships with them. VOTE Brooke LaxtonSequoyah High School I feel like I really make a difference. I teach not only science but wellness too. So I’m teaching some of those soft skills. VOTE Amanda AppelGermantown High SchoolI love my students. VOTE Doris Ann WestHornsby Elementary Just seeing her kids excel and seeing them enjoy the school experience. VOTE Deborah SmithVance Middle SchoolI have an influence in a positive way on the goals they are setting for themselves in their own lives. VOTE Joyce SnyderIngleside ElementaryI get to be with little angels all day, and I am blessed to be a part of their lives. VOTE Tracy DobsonFirst Assembly Christian SchoolI love having an impact on students. VOTE Michelle DunlapNorth Side High SchoolI love sharing my love of the language and the culture with the kids and hope that they take it and share it with others.