Ringgold High School's Mark Pierce Wins Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Award
The other finalists came from Oak Grove Elementary, Signal Mountain Middle, Hillcrest Elementary and Calvin Donaldson Elementary. Video Video
Mark Pierce Asks His Ringgold High Students to "Wow" Him
Mark Pierce wants his English classroom to reflect his welcoming personality. So, he covered up the gray concrete walls with decorations, that give the room a warm coffee shop feel. The relaxed setting helps students open up. Video Video
Melissa Rettig Uses Conservation to Encourage Students to Learn More About Their World
Whether its before or after school, or even on a weekend, Melissa Rettig stands ready to help students expand their understanding of the world. Her interest in conservation prompted students to plan a campus clean up for earth day. Video Video
Holly Bryan Teaches Students They Can at Pelham Elementary
Holly Bryan likens her class to the book "The Little Engine That Could." While she hasn't banned the word "can't" from her classroom, she rarely ever allows its use. Video Video
Shelby Pompora Wants Her Spring City Students To Feel Positive About School
Shelby Pompora wants all of her students at Spring City Elementary to have positive feelings about school. She rewards positive behavior in the classroom and goes the extra mile to make sure kids understand learning is fun. Video Video
Stephen Stacy Builds on What Students Know at Beaverdale Elementary
Stephen Stacy really enjoys being a teacher. While working at a recreational day camp, he discovered the spark students get when they learn something new. Now, the Beaverdale Elementary school teacher uses what they know to ignite learning. Video Video
Jesse Hillis Wants to Make Science Stick for Signal Mountain Students
Jesse Hillis' father was an educator and mother worked in a school. But he fought becoming a teacher for several years. Hillis figured out it was part of his genetic make-up while working with at-risk youth. Now he's in the classroom where he belongs. Video Video
Tracy Sodergren Uses Current Events to Connect Students to History
How do you get students to connect to history? Tracy Sodergren relates it to something they know, like a story in the news dealing with the recession. But, this Hunter Middle School teacher also wants her students to learn how to interact with others. Video Video
Math Teacher Mark Miles Knows the Right Formula to Connect with Students.
When it comes to math, a Cleveland Middle School teacher knows the right formula to connect with students. Mark Miles turns lessons on things like geometric shapes into blueprints for skateboard ramps and baseball fields. Video Video
Kathy Sweatman Uses Compliments to Reach Her 7th Grade Math Students
Kathy Sweatman looks for the positive in her students. While working on equations, function tables, and graphs she compliments those who work hard or find shortcuts to math problems. Video Video
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Kat14 - 4/21/2014 11:13 PM
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This is heartbreaking. I do not understand why an 18 month old baby and a 3 year old toddler were on an ATV. This accident should have never happened if common sense would have been used. Ithis is so sad.

capemberton - 4/21/2014 10:16 PM
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Lost Champagne/Blonde/Buff medium to long hair Neutered male cat in Normal Park/North Chattanooga area. I believe that someone took him from the sidewalk area around our home. He was supposed to be an inside cat but we could never keep him confined exclusively to our home. He rarely left our yard and at most wandered a very small area around our home. He has been missing since the 19th/20th. He is extremely happy in our home, microchipped (thru McKamey Animal Shelter) and has a best cat friend (Chi-Chi) who is grieving him right now. He belongs to my 6 year old son. He is a very docile cat and in general is not shy. He loves to be rubbed behind his ears or on his belly. He has a stripe and snip on his nose and his two front paws are white. His eyes are rust colored. There is a LARGE reward if found! Please contact Kristin & Carl at 423-715-7399 or 716-1568 carlalanpemberton@gmail.com

momslove4485 - 4/21/2014 3:47 PM
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How do you collect the prize?

CitizenX - 4/20/2014 9:09 AM
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I was disturbed at first as well, until I realized that the text is a direct transcription of the verbal description in the video.

NickAndros423 - 4/19/2014 5:24 PM
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God help both the family and bus driver... what a tragic event.

tjones - 4/18/2014 11:10 PM
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I appreciate that WDEF published an article about our Basilica's beautiful windows, but this is very poorly written and obviously unedited. You have to do better than this. Where's the Ombudsman?

Shawnjuan02 - 4/18/2014 5:32 PM
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Here's my Cold Water Video http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=7ktgUqvJ7a4

kimmeydaigh - 4/18/2014 10:54 AM
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this is kimmey daigh i have posted a new photo to facebook on my profile she is the dog on the right

Here2Opine - 4/18/2014 7:33 AM
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He needs to do these meet and greets in the gang areas. Maybe if he spent more time dodging gang bullets like the rest of us, he would actually do more to prevent gang activity instead of just hiding the term "gang" from the tourism trade. It's not going away on it's own Berke.
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