Teacher Appreciation Week in Chattanooga, TN

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Roll call — we’re present for Teacher Appreciation Week. ✋ We asked you all for teacher shoutouts, and you came through + a local teacher was named an “Extraordinary Educator” by Curriculum Associates. 👇

Reader shoutouts

“Jenny Woodrow. She is a teacher at Belvoir Christian Academy. She consistently goes out of her way to ensure each student in her class feels loved and that their needs are being met — not just in an academic sense, but socially and emotionally as well! My daughter is high functioning autistic and usually does well in a regular classroom setting, but Mrs.Woodrow does amazingly with her when she is struggling. She also coaches the schools volleyball and basketball teams! I can’t say enough wonderful things about her. 💜Kristen H.S.

“Dr. Gailey at UTC is ABSOLUTELY the best! Her courses changed my life. Also shoutout to David Sneed, Jared Hensley, and Trevor Fuller of Soddy Daisy High School! Mrs. Gloria Cox (SDHS) as well, however she is retired now.” Savannah R.M.

“Appreciate all the teachers I know and love — my mom, girlfriend, aunt, and 9th grade English teacher Mr Carrington. That guy could inspire a fire underwater. Bless them all.” @lukelagraff

“Summer Garrison. East Ridge Middle”@bnb860

Extraordinary Educator

Brandi Adam of Red Bank Elementary was recognized by the Tennessee Legislature and Gov. Bill Lee as an “Extraordinary Educator” — only one other teacher in Tennessee has received this state recognition.

She was honored for exhibiting best-in-class use of the i-Ready and Ready programs + her innovative strategies for student engagement and growth.