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 Kelsey Honaker. She teaches first grade at Jacksboro Elementary School and is in her third year of teaching.
She is from “right here in Campbell County.”
While attending Campbell County High School, Honaker played tennis and was involved in student council. She graduated in 2014 and afterwards continued her education at Roane State Community College. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at King University.
Honaker decided to become a teacher because she “always loved to read.”
This week’s featured teacher is Kelsey Honaker. She teaches first grade at Jacksboro Elementary School. She is pictured here with her husband Andrew Honaker.
“I think reading is exciting, and I want my students to see that reading is such an admirable skill, but also a portal to so many experiences. George R. Martin says ‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,'” Honaker said.
Her favorite part of teaching first grade is helping students learn to read.
To nominate a teacher for teacher of the week honors, please send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“To me, it seems like first grade is where reading truly begins to blossom, and being apart of that with children in this community is something that I wouldn’t give up for anything. It’s amazing to see my students start to believe in themselves and build confidence when they realize what they are capable of,” Honaker said.
She also said that teaching at Jacksboro Elementary School is a “blessing.”
“As a fairly new teacher, I am lucky to be surrounded by the most supportive, understanding, and nurturing coworkers!” Honaker 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 email@example.com. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/28/2023-6AM)