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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!

June Educator of the Month

Latoshia Chism

Andrew Jackson Elementary

What do you like most about teaching?
I really love my students. I love the aha moments!


Laterika Turner

Washington Douglas Headstart

Learning something new each day.


Deanna Kennedy

South Side Elementary School

Seeing my students learn and grow.


Beth Sutton

DeBusk Elementary School

I love children and how excited they are to learn, grow and gain the skills needed to be successful in school.


Susan Privett

Humboldt Junior/Senior High

Giving her students helpful skills they can use outside of the classroom.


Travoski Smith

LaVergne High School

I like the relationships I get to build with students in the classroom, on the track, and in their everyday lives. 


Jurice Smith

Westwood High School

I love my students.


James Steiner

Christiana Elementary

When students are curious and I get to see the wheels and gears of a students mind turn and connect as they are learning and exploring.


Sonya Forbes

Central High School

I love investing in the students; creatively inspiring them to see art all around them.


Kim Thurman

Sale Creek Middle/High

I just get really excited when the students are learning, and I can see that growth.


Amanda Vendl

Merrol Hyde Magnet School

The best thing about teaching is that I get to make music and connections with my favorite musicians everyday.


Carrie Runnels

Hamilton Elementary School

I love to see students learn and achieve their goals.


Emily McMacken

Happy Valley Middle School

Seeing the kids everyday and the joy they have in learning. It's about teaching them to love learning, love school and making it fun.


Lanette Thomas

Daisy Elementary

I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the kids. I absolutely think that it is a calling of your heart.


Logan Goodin

Maryville Junior High

Watching students succeed after putting in the effort and hard work required to improve their skills.


Jessica Potter

Jo Byrns High School

Best part of teaching is the joy on their faces when they understand math and making a positive impact on their lives daily.


Shenar Miller

Kingsbury High School

I believe education is the foundation of success, and I enjoy preparing students to be productive members of society.


Dr. Robert Wamble

Union University

The impact he has on his students and having the opportunity to share his faith.