By Charlotte Underwood 

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.

This week’s featured teacher is Britney Allen. She is a second grade teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School. She has been an educator for 11 years and has spent her entire career at Jacksboro Elementary!

Eagle Tire Pros Teacher of the week is Britney Allen. She is a second grade teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School.

Allen was born and raised in Campbell County where she attended Wynn Elementary School and Campbell County High School. Afterwards, she attended Lincoln Memorial University where she studied Elementary Education and received her Bachelor’s Degree for grades K-6. 

During her free time, she loves being outdoors, reading, hiking and listening to music as well as traveling and spending time with friends. 

Becoming an educator was always her dream.

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

“As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. I distinctly remember coming home from school and mimicking the actions of my teachers as I played school,” Allen said. 

She loved reading as a child and said she believe the teachers she had throughout the years have instilled that love throughout her adulthood.

“Many teachers come to mind when I think of who has inspired me, one in particular Debbie Frazier taught me what it’s like to truly be compassionate, kind, and the quality of building long lasting relationships with students. I always go into every year with the mindset that building relationships will build a better foundation for successful learning,” Allen said. 

Her favorite part about teaching is seeing children succeed and gain a love for learning. 

“There is so much to love about this job, but my favorite part is when I see a love for learning from a child that has struggled to succeed. I want my students to know that I’m always in their corner, and everything I do for them is in their best interest.  Although this job has its challenges, I go in everyday knowing that one or more of my students is looking forward to being at school, whether that be the happiest and/or the safest place for them and that makes it all worth it,” Allen 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@1450wlaf.com