JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – We’ve all had that teacher who inspired us or helped in some way. That’s why WLAF and Eagle Tire Pros salute one of our hard working educators with a weekly feature. 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.

Josh Parker, in his eighth year of teaching, is this week’s Eagle Tire Pros “Teacher of the Week.” Parker’s career is invested at Campbell County High School, his Alma mater.

Teacher, tennis coach, yearbook advisor. Oh, and Parker’s also the prom sponsor, as well as sponsor for the Beta and Pep Clubs. “I vowed after COVID that if I ever complain about having too much to do, somebody smack me,” said Parker.

Josh Parker’s big smile and bright personality radiate his classroom.

Parker’s day job/passion is teaching his U-S History class at Campbell County High School. “This year, I’m also teaching “Teaching as a Profession. It’s pretty cool and a new class and a way to encourage students who are leaning toward teaching or who want to learn more about the profession,” said Josh Parker.

From graduating at CCHS in 2001 to his days majoring in Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Class of 2005, he shares a lot of education, knowledge and Cougar Pride with his students. “It’s special for me to teach at CCHS. I want my school to be the best, my county to be the best it can possibly be. I take this personally,” added Parker.

Parker brings a resume’ diverse in education from his term, 2010-2014, on the Board of Education, serving as its chairman, to more classroom accomplishments. Tennessee Tech is where he earned his teaching certification, and he recently earned his Masters in Educational Leadership from Union University of Jackson, Tennessee.

To nominate a teacher for teacher of the week honors, please send your nomination to  wlaf@1450wlaf.com

Celebrating students is what Parker calls “the funnest part.” “Sure we have bad days. However, the good days far out number the bad ones,” Parker pointed out.

Parker loves his job and is thankful for it adding that there’s a lot of good going on at CCHS. “I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be,” said Parker.

Many know Josh Parker from his years as the “Voice of the Cougars” during basketball season over WLAF.

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@1450wlaf.com (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/23/2023-6AM)

One Reply to “Josh Parker is Eagle Tire Pros “Teacher of the Week””

  1. Josh is a very fine young man. I’ve never seen him without him stopping to laugh and talk with me. Good luck Josh. You rightfully deserve this honor

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