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After 40 year of teaching she still shapes lessons to challenge students to see math in exciting ways.
She uses art projects to help students visualize lessons.
Peers say she’s a great advocate for students – one of the reasons why they voted her the school’s Teacher of the Year.
She created a program to help public school students make an easier transition to the private school setting.
Test scores prove her methods help students better prepare for the future.
Peers say she excels with students because she was once an ELL student herself and understands the challenges.
Nurse Susan Gates is the Biomedical and Health Sciences teacher at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County. Students love h…
She challenges and encourages students to meet goals. and when they succeed she praises them, building their confidence.
Despite a cancer diagnosis she’s teaching while undergoing treatment.
Natalie Cranford is a fifth grade teacher at Portland Gateview elementary in Sumner County. Students say she’s inspirational, pushing them t…
Parents say she sees the diamond in the rough, equipping students to succeed both on and off stage.
She helps toddlers develop fine motor and speech skills. She even teaches them sign language.
She empowers and educates youth with love and respect.
She ties fun activities into lessons to keep students engaged so they learn.
Peers say Blake Lewis is a great mentor to students.
Emily Clevenger is a fourth grade teacher at Ezell Haring Christian School in Antioch.
Kim DeVault teaches second grade at Roy Waldron School in La Vergne and students love the fun activities she uses to help them learn.
Jennifer Shockley is a second grade teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary in McMinnville.
Students say they appreciate how Jamie Bedingfield simplifies concepts so they understand.