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EDUCATION WINS

​​​​​​​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!

March Educator of the Month

Kristina Birkhead

Winfree Bryant Middle School

What do you like most about teaching?
I love bringing magic to my classroom and watching my students light up with excitement about their education.

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Tammy Troutman

East Side Elementary

I love to see them learning. I love the excitement and I just can't imagine doing anything else.

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Benjamin Burton

Sequoyah High School

Having students come back to me later to tell me how they used their knowledge in a real-world setting.

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Katrina Seekamp

Susan Gray School

Cultivating a safe, inclusive classroom so students can learn and grow while feeling nurtured and loved.

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Melody Crockett

Happy Valley High School

I love establishing relationships and being confident that they are going to rise to the highest level that they can.

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Kerri Porter

Normal Park School

Teaching is the most rewarding job. I love building relationships with the kids and seeing the progress they make.

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KiAunn Brown

Green Magnet Academy

I love helping students gain confidence within their abilities to be exceptional students and thrive in math.

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Kelly Pollock

Battle Creek Middle School

Seeing my students succeed and knowing that they are giving it their all and trying their hardest.

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Meghan Griffith

North Hamilton Elementary

Creating a safe place for them to learn and grow. I don’t have students for one year, I have them for a lifetime.

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Ashley Branham

Abraham Lincoln Elementary

To get my students to see that regardless of circumstances, with hard work they can accomplish all that they want.

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Laura Cain

Bearden Elementary School

I love making learning fun. I feel that kids get more involved. Songs, games, plays and experiments all the time!

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Leah Leonard

Trousdale County Elementary

The progress you see that students have made makes every moment of teaching rewarding.

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Amber Speight

Hollis F. Price Middle College High School

I love impacting children!

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Marianne Valdez

Haywood Middle School

I love teaching, and I love teaching these kids. They have a special place in my heart.

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Brandi Shupe

Ball Camp Elementary

To be given the opportunity to challenge and grow my students is a tremendous blessing and responsibility!

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Felicia Agee

Portland East Middle School

The relationships I build with my students. Yes, we have ah-ha moments, but I love the connections we create!

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Melissa Davis

Little Milligan Elementary

 I like to see the children. When they've learned something, their eyes light up. I hope that I'm making a difference in their lives.

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Ashlee Gardner

Riceville Elementary

Starting them off in pre-k, I enjoy watching the difference teaching has on their futures and their families.

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Aaren Cassidy

University Campus School

I love teaching because I get the pleasure of teaching my students. I get the honor of them teaching me as well.

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Ang O'Brien

Isaac Lane Tech Magnet Elementary

"I like it all!" ...O'Brien says she loves learning from her students.