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Fabulous Father: Soddy Daisy's Bill Bird
Courtney Bird wakes up every day thankful that her husband Bill is the person God chose to be the father of her children. She says because of him, their lives are simply amazing, instead of a struggle to get by. Video Video
Fabulous Father: Niota's Jerry Harris
Jerry Harris went from an empty nest to a household filled with ballet and baseball. Video Video
Fabulous Father: Rick Marler from Chattanooga
Family has always been a priority for Rick Marler. While many parents try to teach their children life lessons, Marler's daughter credits his example of being a servant to others with showing her the value of helping others. Video Video
Fabulous Father: Randy Bucher from East Ridge
Father's play a vital role in the development of their children. Something as simple as sharing time can make all the difference in the world. That's true in the case of Randy Bucher. Video Video
Miraculous Mother: Bernice Johnson, A Mom to All in Her Community
Bernice Johnson cooks and cares for not only her children and grandchildren, but many others in the community. She doesn't expect anything in return except love. Video Video
Miraculous Mother Missi Roper Doesn't Know the Meaning of Free Time
Missi Roper loves working with children, even those who aren't hers. Whether she's helping out at school or on a basketball court, Missi aims to impact others by being a good role model and showing them how to be their best. 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
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
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
Miraculous Mother, Teresa Kinzalow, Puts the Needs of Others Above Her Own
Imagine caring for a sick child and dying husband at the same time. Teresa Kinzalow dealt with both over the past couple of years, putting everyone else's needs before her own. 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
Miraculous Mother: Sheila Jetton
Over the next several weeks, WDEF News 12 will celebrate Mom. Sheila Jetton kicks off our Miraculous Mother's feature. After reaching her goals of finishing college and serving our country, she embarked on a new journey. 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
Romana Gentry Makes Science Fun Through Experiments & Special Projects
Ramona Gentry brings science to life in her classroom. The Loftis Middle School teacher creates a fun learning environment full of experiments and projects. Video Video
Robyn Hope Makes Shakespeare and Other Literary Classics Hip
Robyn Hope trades tutoring and extra credit with students for tips on technology. Keeping up with the latest trends helps the Heritage High teacher make Shakespeare and other literary classics hip. Video Video
Tom Tolliver Uses Food & Fun To Engage His Students
At the end of the school day, Tom Tolliver takes pride in his work when he knows he's students are learning. The Tunnel Hill Elementary school teacher still gets excited seeing students master math problems, reading assignments, and other subjects. Video Video
Eugene Jackson Mentors Students to Reach Their Goals
Eugene Jackson leads by example. Lessons on values and citizenship don't end in the classroom. He often takes his Dalton High school student out into the real world for community service Video Video
Laura Aldridge Hams It Up in the Classroom
She took the long road to become a teacher. But today, Laura Aldridge serves as an example of how perseverance pays off. The Chattanooga Valley Elementary school teacher didn't start in the classroom... and now believes that was the plan all along. Video Video
Lorie Nida Gets Students To Use Their Whole Brain in Her Classroom
The parent of a student in Lorie Nida's class says her child's behavior problems melted away shortly after the school year began. From time to time, Nida's interactive classroom features bare feet, furry friends, and peer teaching. Video Video
Jennifer Davis Uses Transitions to Keep Her Class Moving
Jennifer Davis thought she'd grow up to become a CPA or Marine Biologist. But during her senior year in high school, her principal made her volunteer at an elementary school. That put her on a path that landed her at Oak Grove Elementary 12-years ago. 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
Diane Stichler Teaches Life Skills, Growing Teachers & Future Parents
The crop of home grown teachers keeps growing in Catoosa County, thanks to a special instructor at LFO high school. Many students make decisions about their future careers based on experiences in Diane Stichler's class. Video Video
Elizabeth Kimball Uses Art to Get Students to Open Up Creatively & Personally
Elizabeth Kimball didn't find her artistic talents until she took an art class in high school. That discovery resulted in a college scholarship, and now a career teaching art to others at Sequoyah High School. Video Video
Leigh Davis Teaches To Multiple Learning Styles
Students in Leigh Davis' 4th grade class will be with her again next year. Davis and her students at Stone Creek Elementary will all move to 5th grade together. Knowing the impact she'll have, Davis strives to find ways to help each student thrive. Video Video
Azelia Sims Puts Her Thumbprint on Many Futures at Hillcrest Elementary
Retired Sergeant First Class Azelia Sims reports for duty at Hillcrest Elementary with a smile on each day. How she carries out her marching orders determines the mission future teachers must tackle. Video Video
Kathryn Roman's Students Use Music To Express Their Creativity
As Valley View Elementary's music teacher, Kathryn Roman puts on 42 shows each week. Her infectious attitude fills every class with energy and creativity... and leaves students feeling good about themselves. Video Video
Students Respond to the Safe Zone Found In Jennifer Mitts Class
There are no sad faces allowed in Jennifer Mitts class. The Red Bank High School teacher respects her students, and they show her respect in return. Video Video
Amy McConkey Uses Positive Reinforcement to Teach Students To Be Their Best
Amy McConkey always knew she wanted to be a teacher. While in elementary school, she "played" teacher in her free time. The influence some of her teacher had on her at a young age help guide her today at Calhoun Elementary. Video Video
Donna Kuberg's Energy Rubs Off in Science Class & the Volleyball Court
Her students say she's a jack of all trades and master of them all. As a child, Donna Kuberg fell in love with solving problems through science and math. Her energy rubs off in the classroom and on the volleyball court. Video Video
Joel Brown Lets Students Decide How They Want To Learn
He considers himself part teacher, part parent, part mentor and part social worker. But Joel Brown doesn't mind. He got into teaching to do something that matters. Video Video
Ken Buchanan Teaches Life Lessons Through Sports & His Example
You might say he's a life coach. Ken Buchanan started teaching at Ooltewah High School over two-decades ago. But the lessons he focuses on remain relevant today. Video Video
Shannon Carter Brings the Real World Into Her Classroom
Shannon Carter comes up with some of her best ideas late at night. The Stone Creek Elementary school teacher puts her students in learning clubs and challenges those groups to learn life lessons not found in textbooks. Video Video
Beth Reed Expects the Best in Her Class & Nothing Less Than the Best
Beth Reed believes in being tough on her 3rd grade class at Calvin Donaldson Elementary. Her high expectations cause her students to give their best. It's a method she learned worked, while she was a student. Video Video
Stephanie Davis' Class Learning Through Fun, While Striving to be Perfectly Purple
Stephanie Davis finds teaching moments in everything, even mundane activities. When students walk to their seats, they move to syllables. The Calhoun Elementary first grade teacher commands her classroom. Video Video
Michael Sheets Found a Love for Teaching While Parenting
If Michael Sheets had never become a dad, he might not be teaching today at Snow Hill Elementary. This father of two found a love for teaching only a few years ago. His style leads to learning, sometime without students knowing it. Video Video
Veronica McCuiston Steers Her Class to the Land of Learning
Over the next eight-months, we'll profile some 30 teachers nominated by students, parents, and colleagues as tops in the Tennessee Valley. This week, meet Veronica McCuiston from North Hamilton County Elementary, this school year's first Golden Apple Award winner. Video Video
Christa Penson Makes Skits Out of Math & Science Lessons
When Christa Penson was 9, she taught her 4 year old brother to read. That started her down a path of helping other students, as she worked her way through school. Now, she's the head of her own classroom at North Whitfield Middle School. Video Video
Suzanne Robertson Helps Student Develop a Love of Reading
Children often lose interest in books when they're forced to read about subjects they have little interest in. But Boynton Elementary school teacher Suzanne Robertson is creating a new generation of bookworm, by letting her students read whatever they want. Video Video
Leslie Guthrie Teaches in Small Groups, Challenging Students to Explain Why 2+2=4.
Leslie Guthrie believes in consistency and high expectations. At the beginning of each school year, she coach's her class on how to work independently. Those lessons free her up to teach in small groups. Video Video
Lisa Badacour Takes Her Team of Students to the Field of Learning
20 years into her teaching career and Lisa Badacour's energy level and creativity continues to spark a desire to learn among her students. Video Video
Debbie Kuttig Puts Her Students In the Story
Students say Debbie Kuttig gets their creative minds moving. She challenges students to learn new words through fill-in-the-blank sentences, and helps them insert themselves in the stories they read about. Video Video
Chattanooga Mobile Market Brings Traveling Grocery Store to Underserved Areas
The rise of supermarkets over the past decade left many Chattanooga neighborhoods without grocery stores. Those without vehicles now jump through hoops to shop or buy pre-packed products from the corner convenience store. But a traveling grocery store aims to change eating habits in the inner city. Video Video
You Might Call Hayley Cranford an Education Innovator
When Hayley Cranford leaves East Ridge Elementary at the end of the school day, she heads home to research future classroom assignments. Cranford regularly invents ways to get her students invested in their learning. Video Video
Lisa Steele's Classroom of Critters Provides Learning Hooks for Her Students
Parents of rising second graders at Ooltewah Elementary request Lisa Steele for their students. The longtime educator reaches her class through music, movement, merriment and mammals. Video Video
Daphne Shilling Sneaks Teachable Moments Into Her Classroom Activities
Daphne Shilling believes in being animated in the classroom. Students at Alpine Crest Elementary love her silly side and they respond by learning faster. Video Video
Josh Yother Teaches to Give All Students an Equal Opportunity to Succeed
Josh Yother never thought he'd be a teacher. But when he witnessed the impact someone who cares about kids can have in their development, he knew he had to get involved. Video Video
Hans Rose Challenges Students to Make Music Out of Notes
A mistake is a chance to try harder. That's one of the slogan's blanketing the walls of Hans Rose's classroom. The Hixson Middle School band teacher wants his students to know success comes from failure.
McMinn Central's Kim Cantley Tailors Lessons Toward Each Students Talents
From the time she gets to school, students are waiting on Kim Cantley. This mom away from home helps teens with their day to day problems, while creating ways to overcome the limitations of traditional classroom learning. Video Video
Entertainment News
Actress Mann broke out in hives during hot love scenes
The star thought nothing of her husband, writer/director Judd Apatow, as she prepared to lock lips with "the hot guy from Game of Thrones", but it wasn't quite the sexy encounter she had hoped it would be.
Chris Brown's assault trial delayed for Easter weekend
Chris Brown's assault trial has been delayed after a judge opted to spend the Easter weekend mulling a verdict for the R&B star's bodyguard, who is also facing jail time for allegedly beating up a man outside a hotel.
Miley Cyrus scraps remainder of US tour after allergic reaction
Pop star Miley Cyrus has axed the remainder of her U.S. tour, after she was hospitalized following an "extreme" reaction to antibiotics she was taking for a sinus infection -- and canceled several shows in the Midwest.
Gwen Stefani in talks to join The Voice, report says
Singer Gewn Stefani is reportedly in talks to replace Christina Aguilera on the next season of NBC's The Voice. Bosses at the network want her to sit in Aguilera's spinning chair while she takes a break to focus on her pregnancy.

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