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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!

March Educator of the Month

Sarah Jane Pickett

Huntland School

What do you like most about teaching?
Showing my kids the needs of the community and inspiring them to help others is my greatest joy in teaching!

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Jesse Taylor

Daniel Boone High School

You see a kid get a work ethic and achievement and they get something out of what you did. That is something I relish.

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Julie Reyes

McConnell Elementary

I like to help them and see them grow as learners and apply what they've learned.

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Tanya Montgomery

Springfield High School

Our jobs are to inspire, encourage, and support. I strive for success because when I succeed my students succeed.

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Kim Smith

Barret's Chapel Elementary School

Students, parents and administration make teaching the absolute best job!

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Litsa Jackson

Fifth Consolidated Elementary

My favorite thing about being a teacher is impacting their lives, because they are our future, and I’m here for them.

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Hope King

Willow Brook Elementary

Those conversations I have with students about their interests. Big smiles and jumping; their excitement is contagious!

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Brandee Bridges

Holston Innovation Academy

Teaching is something I felt called to do and it hasn't wavered or changed in 23 years.

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Jodi DeHart

Thrasher Elementary

Seeing the child's "aha moment", when they've been struggling with something and then it suddenly clicks.

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Ali Dunnavant

Dogwood Elementary

Developing strong relationships with my students is what I enjoy most about teaching.

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Dawn Lindsey

Bon Lin Middle School

I love seeing my students become better people by learning.

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Derald Swain

Chester County High School

I always felt called to work with and help people, and eventually it led towards working with teenagers.

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Brian Kyle

McMinn County High School

Everything we do in life should be about serving others and being a positive example. Teaching is a wonderful field.

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Lisa King

Ft. Loudon Middle School

Seeing their face when they understand that one thing they didn’t get yesterday. Letting them know they matter.

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Britney Bourgeois

Woodbury Grammar School

I love seeing my students grow and become excited about learning. Their energy drives me to always do my best. 

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Sandra Lilly

Mountain View Elementary

I love being in a classroom because all of the learning. It's thrilling for me to see growth on a regular basis.

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Cathy Standefer

Mary V. Wheeler Elementary

I've been blessed to work with students and coworkers for almost 40 years, at the school that I went to as a child.

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Nina Goddard

Watertown Elementary

I love working with parents and therapists to give my students the intervention they need to be successful.

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Derry Andre Phillips

Whitehaven High School

I love the opportunity to support my students in all efforts.

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Karen Baker

Crockett County Middle

Working with her students and just getting to do music with them.

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Krista Ramsey

West Side Elementary

I just love kids. I think with me being a vision that helps get out to the other schools and meet new students.

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Adriane Hunter

The Howard School

I like to interact with the students and teach them a skill that is going to help them to take care of their future.

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Ashley Plotzer

William James Middle School

I love seeing my students get excited about science and hands-on activities! I hope to inspire them to pursue STEM careers.

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Christina Baker

Millington Middle School

I love inspiring my students to learn new material.

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Sarah Patrick

Jackson Christian

She’s an infant educator so seeing them grow and develop their personalities is her favorite part.