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! October Educator of the Month Brooklyn Smith South Elementary What do you like most about teaching?How rewarding it is to make an impact on my students. VOTE Becca BarnesNorth Hamilton ElementaryMy favorite thing about teaching is those "a-ha moments" when you can see the light bulb go off in their eyes. VOTE Anna MannTaylor Stratton ElementaryI love watching my students develop a love of learning! That’s such a special feeling! VOTE Susan SeebeckHoly Rosary SchoolWe are one big happy family that loves to learn! VOTE Brittany GoodwinArlington ElementaryI love teaching because the kids make every day special! VOTE Morgan CunninghamE. Chester ElementaryThey walk in the door and I know I have a bigger purpose than just being their teacher. It’s the best feeling I ever had. VOTE Wesley HartBells ElementaryIt's a great career. I just love my job, love my school and I'm where I need to be. VOTE Tracy BlueChuckey Doak High SchoolI think I've always been a teacher. In some capacity, I was always teaching. It was what I was born to do. VOTE Derek WallaceAnderson County High SchoolStudents engaging their minds, taking risks, and embracing struggle. Being strong yet flexible. Standing for something. VOTE Jeryn HorneBluff City ElementaryWatching as my Kindergartners, by the end of the year, can read and do things on their own. It's a magical time. VOTE Chrystal FreyreAnderson Co. Career & Tech.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 Joseph SamLakewood ElementaryMy favorite part of teaching is sharing in the joy of growth and accomplishment with students. VOTE Carolyn leRulliUnion Grove Middle SchoolThe most valuable thing to me about teaching is knowing that I make a difference in the lives of children everyday! VOTE Kimberly BaldridgeDodson Elementary SchoolKindergartners are eager to learn. I love to celebrate when they reach their goals. It creates a positive, lifelong impact! VOTE Caleb BradleyPowell ElementaryI enjoy relationships. The opportunity to make a difference in a kid’s life is humbling and rewarding. VOTE Stacy PorterUnion Elem. STEM and DemonstrationAfter 24 years of teaching, I still get excited to work with students and fulfilled by what they accomplish. VOTE Martin WintersAvoca Elementary SchoolMy heart is in helping students, building our youth and being present in this school and outside in our community. VOTE Teresa ThomasWhite Station Middle SchoolI love working with students and inspiring young people. VOTE Tanya PierceBolivar ElementarySeeing how much my students have grown and changed physically and spiritually. VOTE Ronald AllenDalewood Middle School I enjoy teaching kids the value of education, and seeing that excitement on their faces. VOTE Doug BurhansHixson High SchoolI spent 25 years in the Airforce serving my country, and now I serve my community by being with these great individuals every day. VOTE Laura BlevinsWest Side ElementaryIt is such a thrill to see the look in their eyes when they've mastered math; when they understand it and own it. VOTE Pam CaronNormal Park Museum MagnetThe "aha" moment is the tangible reward; to see a child change, learn, grow. You don't see that in any other profession. VOTE Chundra DotsonSpringdale Memphis MagnetI love making a difference in students lives. VOTE Crystal DickCaywood ElementaryJust seeing my students everyday and watching them grow.