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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!

February Educator of the Month

Allyssa Hartsfield

Hickerson Elementary

What do you like most about teaching?
It isn’t the score at the end of the year but how each child becomes respectful and a ray of sunshine to others. 

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Vicki Seal

Surgoinsville Middle School

You hope you make an impact on those kids. We see it eventually and it's rewarding.

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Brittany Hicks

Blythe-Bower Elementary

I love to watch my students who are having trouble get that thing that has been bothering them the most.

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Melanie Edwards

Harpeth Middle School

The ah-ha moment - when I make the connection with my students, the feeling of being a safe place for my students.

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Kaitlin McCumber

St. Benedict @ Auburndale

I love inspiring students to do their best.

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Katie Tate

Scotts Hill Elementary

Rewarding to know that I'm helping kids and connecting with them on what they're doing in life. 

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Kelcie Vanosdale

Highland Park Elementary

The connections made with students. There is something so special about sharing the magic of learning.

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Larry Leming

Pigeon Forge Primary

Making a child feel valued, loved and important; watching them grasp a new topic and realizing they CAN!

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Misty Ezell

Abraham Lincoln Elementary

Just becoming part of their lives and watching them develop and grow socially and emotionally.

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Shannon Morrow

Brown Academy

I love seeing growth in students. Some can't read a word, but by the end of the year they're reading full books.

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Kayla Watson

Anderson County High School

I encourage and challenge them, correct them, comfort them, and love them from the bottom of my heart.

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Toni Marlin

Freedom Middle School

Teaching is supporting my students to become kind, empathetic and productive community members.

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Ginger Reese

Lausanne Collegiate School

I absolutely love kids for entertainment.

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Danny Littles

Parsons Elementary

Being able to work with an amazing group of teachers! And of course my students.

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Stephen Johnson

Ridge View Elementary

My goal is to make 4th grade the most memorable grade in their career as a student, even later in life.

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Cassandra St. John

Gray Middle School

Stories are a good way for us to connect with each other and I love getting to know my students and their stories.

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Michael Morgan

Skyuka Hall

My favorite thing about teaching is getting to know the students, especially making one-on-one relationships with them.

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Donna Valentino

Taylor Stratton Elementary

I focus on developing a safe environment where they can learn and then watch as they transform throughout the year.

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Carolyn Dodd

Lord of Life Preschool

I love watching children grow and learn into wonderful, loving people.

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Melissa Allen

East Chester Elementary

The innocence that comes from my young students and how they are eager to learn everyday.

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Runez Downs

Jack Anderson Elementary

I am blessed to be a teacher and counselor because it allows me the opportunity to profoundly impact the lives of our youth.

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Andy McCall

East View Elementary

It's always fun to see kids learn something new; it stays with them their whole life!

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Brent Easton

Hixson High School

My favorite part is building a relationship with the kids.

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Candace Hammond

Rivercrest Elementary

I love the kids.

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Darrell Maxwell

Madison Academic High

Making an impact and being able to be a sports coach.

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Ashley Carlson

Woodland Elementary

I love being a kindergarten teacher because they are just so full of curiosity and love of learning when they are this young.

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Sarah Jane Pickett

Huntland School

Showing my kids the needs of the community and inspiring them to help others is my greatest joy in teaching!

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Brooke Visor

Bartlett Elementary School

My babies amaze me everyday.