More stories by Kasey Marler

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.

Educator of the Week: Lauren Murr

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Lauren Murr is the daughter of two educators. She said she always wanted to buck the “family business” but fell in…

What’s Working: Bristol Book Bus

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL)  – Children of all ages dive into books when the Bristol Book Bus rolls into the neighborhood. Now, Josalyn Blackwell and…

What’s Working: 4H Project Service Day

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Students from all 8 counties in upper East Tennessee had a day of fun at 4-H Project Service Day at the Appal…

Educator of the Week: Carolyn Harris

Harris is the 2nd-grade teacher at Johnson Elementary. She teaches all subjects, including math, science, reading and language arts.

Educator of the Week: Jenny Turner

She’s now a third-grade teacher at Town Acres Elementary School in Johnson City. Ms. Turner sees 20 students per day in her self-contained c…

What’s Working: Camp Read-A-Lot

Students in the three Elizabethton City Schools will take a love for reading into the summer thanks to “Camp Read-A-Lot”.