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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NickAndros423 - 4/15/2014 8:54 PM
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"Freedom of speech is ok but when you talk about hate and all this it shouldn't be allowed,", lmao (rolls eyes). It's a little better than "ok"... and it's a critical right, obviously. And for it to exist at all, you have to give dummies the same right to it. I don't like the idea of those (alleged) jerks coming here, either; however, that they can speaks well for everybody's rights in the bigger picture. It's amazing, and kind of scary, that the only locals to ever be interviewed are the 'blinders on' people.

amandawa - 4/10/2014 2:42 PM
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BO IS STILL MISSING AS OF 4-10-2014!!

NickAndros423 - 4/10/2014 1:38 PM
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"Leash law", lol... what a joke. We have a leash law within city limits here in Chattanooga, for all the good it does. The whole situation is pretty pathetic on all fronts. Firstly, of course, are all the selfish, inconsiderate dummies who disregard it; and secondly and thirdly, calling animal control and/or the police when there's a problem is roughly akin to dialing 1-800-USELESS. Nine times out of ten, when calling animal control, you just get a recorded message stating they're not available at the time. Then, when you call the police, they just tell you to call animal control... a never-ending loop of incompetence, lmao. In my experience, dog owners are generally a selfish, inconsiderate lot to begin with. Well over half of them aren't in a situation to even responsibly own a dog, as far as providing for it--not just food, but with the proper attention given and space provided. But they do it anyway, and infringe their selfish stupidity on those around them. Since this has been allowed to become the status quo, tragedies like the one in this story are going to ultimately occur. I can't even imagine what the parents are going through... what a terrible thing to endure.

lmurphy - 4/10/2014 11:26 AM
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Love you guys bunches!!!

ninakyle - 4/10/2014 7:53 AM
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what does he look like?

Animaluv - 4/7/2014 12:37 PM
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UPDATE: This dog has been returned to the owners from whom she had wandered. They had recently adopted her, and she is slated for a vet visit and grooming today!

David - 4/7/2014 6:38 AM
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Once again, the NAACP is trying to create a problem where one does not exist. The VW employees voted against the union because they did not feel that any benefits the union might provide were necessary nor worth the dues the union would charge them. Go away NAACP. You’re trying to kick down an open door.

gregwood02 - 4/6/2014 3:25 PM
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Ecstasy is not a cloudy crystal. You guys need to do some better field research. Or use Google.

mikejo28 - 4/4/2014 10:26 PM
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I hope she gets hired as soon as possible ! Someone, give her a break! From what I hear, the hospital is very close to the school, so it wasn't a big deal.

Reid340 - 4/3/2014 2:59 AM
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Tyler, this teacher received the Golden Apple award. So why must you post stuff that you know nothing about? Something tells me that you were not in her class and that you're just a liar.
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