By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Teachers have one of the most important jobs in the world, which is why we want to celebrate our Campbell County educators here at WLAF. We are honoring teachers all year long with weekly Teacher Features running every Thursday. This week’s spotlight shines on seventh grade Jacksboro Middle School Teacher Laura Asbury. She teaches English/ Languages and has been a teacher for 24 “amazing” years.
Teaching is in her blood; her father was a life long educator as well. She said she loves her job because kids are “the most innovative and exasperating …and wonderful and unpredictable and so easy to love.” Asbury said she can’t imagine doing any other job. “Kids represent both the best audience and the toughest crowd; they are over-sharing one minute and mute the next.”
This week’s spotlight shines on seventh grade Jacksboro Middle School Teacher Laura Asbury.
She said her her favorite part of teaching is “without a doubt the connection.” “That moment when you look across the room and see that Ah-ha moment in the eyes of a student who has struggled with a concept is awesome,” Asbury said.
Educators around the county have met the challenges of teaching during a Pandemic with positive attitudes.
Asbury said she considers herself a “learner first, so the opportunities to grow in relevancy” is something positive she has taken from teaching this year during the pandemic.
“It’s so easy to fall into habits as a teacher, so to be able to learn new technology or techniques is truly exciting. This crazy time has presented a unique chance for me to grow,” Asbury said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/17/2020-6AM)