More stories by Kasey Marler

Educator of the Week: Ashley Holt

JOHNSON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – After graduating from ETSU, Ashley Holt began her teaching career at Johnson County High School.  Now, she’s in …

Educator of the Week: Rebekah Bradley

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Rebekah Bradley has taught every grade level of middle school in her decade in the classroom. Two years of 5t…

Educator of the Week: Whitney Dunkin

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Whitney Dunkin went to elementary school at Andrew Johnson in Kingsport and says her Kindergarten teacher Miss Irvin …

Educator of the Week: Lori Haynes

This week’s Educator of the week began her career in her home state of Texas more than two decades ago. Her family travels landed her in Joh…

Educator of the Week: Gerri St. Clair

Gerri St.Clair has been teaching Chemistry at Sullivan South for 24 years and 33 years when you add in part-time work while her children wer…

Educator of the Week: Cathi Absalom

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Cathi Absalom never wanted to be a teacher, so she started out her career as an accountant. Even after a student t…

Educator of the Week: Jamie Barnes

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL) – Jamie Barnes is both an eighth-grade reading and language arts teacher and the cheerleading coach at Vance Middle Schoo…

Educator of the Week: Lisa Armentrout

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Lisa Armentrout went to school at Sulpher Springs and she’s spent 30 of her 35 years teaching there. She says the …

What’s Working: DBExcel

Johnson City, TN (WJHL) DB Excel doesn’t look like any high school, and students and teachers don’t act like just any other high school. “Ou…

Educator of the Week: Elizabeth Williams

She teachers 9th through 12-grade science and says the best part of her job is explaining how important the subject is and how it is everywh…

Educator of the Week: Jenny Rice

Jenny Rice spent 11 years teaching 5th grade, now she’s in her second year educating 6th-grade students at Unicoi County Middle School.