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 Jacksboro Middle School’s Assistant Principal Traci Chambers.
She has lived in Campbell County for over 45 years and is married to David Chambers. They have three children and one daughter-in-law, Matthew and Hannah, Will and Claire, “all of which graduated from Campbell County High School.”
Chambers is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has been an educator for nearly 19 years. She previously was the marketing teacher at Campbell County High School. Chambers currently serves as assistant principal at Jacksboro Middle School and has held this position for almost five years.
According to Chambers, she loves her job at Jacksboro Middle School.
“We have the best students and staff, and I love when the students succeed!”
She credits “Mr. Clarence Lowe and Ms. Jeanette Heatherly” as being role models for her when she began her teaching career.
“They taught me skills I did not learn in school. I still use some of those skills that they taught me,” Chambers said.
Her favorite part of being an educator is to see former students who have grown into successful adults.
“I hope I have impacted them in some little way along their educational journey,” Chambers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/18/2023-6AM)