By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Teachers make a difference in their students lives each and every day. For many students, having a teacher who cares and goes that extra mile can be the difference in a successful education and graduation. We’ve all had that teacher who 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 teacher is Austin Sherwood.
Sherwood is from Clinton and is in his fourth year of teaching Special Education at Campbell County High School. He has also served as the assistant baseball coach for the past four years and will serve as the assistant softball coach for the CCHS Softball team this year.
According to Sherwood, while he has had several people over the years inspire him to become an educator, he credits his mother with having the largest impact on his chosen profession.
“Growing up with a parent who was a teacher allowed me to see the positive impact a teacher can have on students. Having the opportunity to make a positive impact on a child’s life is the reason I got into education,” Sherwood said.
His favorite part of teaching is building relationships with his students and seeing them succeed.
“I love getting to know our students and watching them turn into successful members of the community. There’s nothing better than seeing the smile on a student’s face when the master a new topic or learn something for the first time. Those smiles are what drive me to be the best teacher I can be.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/15/2022-6AM)