By Charlotte Underwood 

DUFF, 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 Jennifer Hatfield. She teaches third grade at Wynn Habersham Elementary. Hatfield was born in Jellico and has spent most of her life in LaFollette.  Hatfield is a “first year teacher” and said she is “enjoying every single minute of it.”

All through her childhood and growing up, Hatfield said she “absolutely loved school” and knew she wanted to become an educator as well.

“Each and every one of my teachers inspired me to become a teacher,” Jennifer Hatfield said.

Her favorite part of teaching is “helping the students to realize that they can do absolutely anything that they set their minds to.”

“I encourage my students to think outside of the box whilst looking for answers,” Hatfield said, adding that the most positive part of her job is working with the students.

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“The students and their eagerness to learn keep me going, and I am truly blessed to have all of my students!” Hatfield said.

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

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