CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Teachers make a difference in their students lives each and every day. For many students, having a teacher, counselor or principal who cares and goes that extra mile can be the difference in a successful education and graduation. We’ve all had that educator who has inspired us or helped in some way. That’s why WLAF and Eagle Tire Pros salute all of our hard working educators with a weekly feature. This week’s featured educator is Susan Wilson. She is the Pre-school teacher at Caryville Elementary.

Caryville Elementary’s Susan Wilson is Eagle Tire Pros and WLAFs teacher of the week. She is pictured here with her husband Michael Wilson and their daughter Laura Wilson.

Wilson said she’s a “hometown girl raised up in Jacksboro.” She and her husband  Michael Wilson recently built a house behind her parents on her grandparent’s  property. The Wilson’s have been married 27 years and have a 20 year old daughter. 

Wilson said her sister was a teacher and she was inspired to go into Special Education and Early Childhood from being around her.  Wilson has been an educators for 27 years, with the past 22 at Caryville Elementary as The Caryville Kangaroo’s preschool teacher. 

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According to Wilson, teaching children at a young age is important. 

“I feel very strong in getting an early start to shape young children’s hearts and  minds,” Wilson said. 

 She also said she believes the words of  Dr. Seuss, “Don’t give up, I believe in you all. A person is a person,  no matter how small.”

Every Thursday, WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood features the WLAF – Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week. That educator also receives a free oil change from Eagle Tire Pros. To nominate a teacher for teacher of the week honors, please send your nomination to  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/31/2022-6AM)