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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.
After 40 year of teaching she still shapes lessons to challenge students to see math in exciting ways.
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.
Courtney Brown’s creative teaching methods help students remember details and it makes them love learning.
Students say Jessica Crafton makes challenging lessons interesting and explains concepts in detail so everyone comprehends.
Cheryl Resha has been a first grade teacher for 31 years at Goodlettsville Elementary School in Davidson County.
Twists on games like Capture the Chicken teach students coordination, strategy and team building skills.
Christina Boyce tailors lessons so all students understand and that’s why students say they’ll be well-prepared for fourth grade.
Students love her real life lessons about plants, animals, or how topography plays a role on where water lies.
Dusty Covington teaches fourth grade at Centerville Intermediate School in Hickman County.
Jill Kennamer encourages, challenges and demonstrates to students they can accomplish goals!