By Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, 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 Kassie Dopp. She works at Caryville Elementary School.

Dopp said she has lived in Campbell County her entire life.

 She graduated from Campbell County High School and obtained her college degree from the University of Tennessee.

Dopp teaches second grade at Caryville Elementary and is in her second year of teaching.

She was inspired to follow a career path in education in order to help children.

“My interest in education came with my desire to help kids with their education. I love being able to help students grow in their education and being able to be a smiling face for them every day,” Dopp said.

 She said that on the hard days, it is her faith in God that keeps her going.

“He has helped me get to the place I am today, and I am forever grateful to have been raised in a good Christian home that instilled God in my life at an early age.”

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