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 educator is Erik Hill. He teaches math at Campbell County High School.

 Erik Hill was recently named the high school teacher of the year for the Campbell County School District. 

Hill is originally from Upstate New York, but has lived in Tennessee “in this area” for almost 20 years.

He has been a math teacher since 1999.

According to Hill, he has been inspired in the teaching profession by his fellow teachers and “continues to be inspired by his co-workers every day.”

He said his favorite part of teaching is  when a student “feels safe, confident and smiles when they come into my classroom.”

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Hill said it’s his wife and family that keep him going, even on the harder days.

“Anita Hill, my wife, is a teacher also, she understands the frustrations I bring home,” Hill said. 

He also said his amazing co-workers are a great part of his job. 

“Our team, from the custodians to the principals, work so hard to serve the students. It’s truly special,” Hill 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 (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/19/2023-6AM)