Educator of the Week: Amber Bacon

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Amber Bacon started her career at South Central Elementary 15 years ago, after a brief stop at Fall Branch she’s been at Ridgeview for 9 years.

Bacon works with over 80 children a day as a 5th grade Reading/Language Arts at Social Studies. Both she says, are ripe with great reading opportunities.

While searching for a way to get students to embrace reading,  she came up with “Starbooks’ coffee house as an incentive for students to embrace reading

“They come in during their lunch hour and we have a teachers’ lounge here that we set up to look like a coffeehouse.   They set up where they are going to read next time for their meeting and they get to enjoy some hot chocolate and refreshments from us,” said Bacon.

So far, 56 students have taken advantage.

Congratulations to Amber Bacon, this week’s Educator of the Week.

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