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

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 Jerrod Cape. He teaches U.S. History at Campbell County High School. 

Cape is from a small town in Northwest Ohio called Edgerton and attended Edgerton High School.

Jerrod Cape is Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week. He teaches U.S. History at Campbell County High School.

When not teaching, Cape enjoys several hobbies, including reading, hiking, running, working out, and video games.

“I am currently teaching U.S. History at Campbell County High School, and I am about to begin only my second year doing that so I’m still pretty new at this,” Cape said. 

It was while he was attending college that he was inspired to follow a career education. 

“I always loved history the most and I just so happened to be good at tutoring people in many subjects from math to writing. Several people told me I would make a great teacher, and I kind of went along with that,” Cape said.

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

Once he graduated from Trine University with his bachelor’s in Social Studies Education, he moved to Campbell County and eventually found an open position at the high school.

His favorite part of the job is “definitely getting to meet so many new students and seeing them grow” throughout their time in the classroom. 

“I pride myself on having a strong relationship with my students and it’s always my goal to get them to understand that I do care for their well being. I’m always asking them about their lives outside of school and I try to go to as many extracurricular activities as I can to support them,” Cape said.

He also said he enjoys working at CCHS.

“I am extremely glad I get to work at Campbell County High School, because there truly are so many great teachers there that I am learning so much from. And I am excited to see where this career takes me in my future.”

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 – 07/20/2023-6AM)