Rebekah Taylor

Position: Kindergarten Teacher School: Doak Elementary School School District: Greene County Schools City, State: Greeneville, Tennessee About the Nominee: Rebekah Taylor was nominated by her principal, Jennifer Teague. Ms. Taylor should be the “poster child” for early childhood! Her heart and passion is in those early years of development, and she knows the difference a […]


Jennifer Stanley

Position: Assistant Principal, Sixth Grade School: Carter Middle School School District: Knox County Schools City, State: Strawberry Plains, Tennessee About the Nominee: Jennifer Stanley was nominated by a colleague, Greg Green. This story begins when Mr. Green worked as a 5th grade teacher at an elementary school in the same county as Ms. Stanley. As […]


David Smith

Position: Principal School: Whitwell Elementary School School District: Marion County Schools City, State: Whitwell, Tennessee About the Nominee: David Smith is the most loving and nurturing educators one could ever meet. He is the only male teacher at Whitwell Elementary School, and he serves as a positive "father figure" for over 500 students. Mr. Smith […]

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Crystal Tharp

Position: School Counselor School: Charjean Elementary School District: Shelby County Schools City, State: Memphis, Tennessee About the Nominee: Crystal Tharp is a dedicated school counselor. She is more than a school employee; she is a friend to the parents and teaching staff. Ms. Tharp will give until it hurts. She gives her time, money and […]


Jessica Seaton

Position: Third Grade Teacher School: Christenberry Elementary School School District: Knox County Schools City, State: Knoxville, Tennessee About the Nominee: Jessica Seaton has worked tirelessly at Christenberry Elementary School to better the lives of her students. She has worked at the school for over 12 years in various ways. Mrs. Seaton truly cares about her […]