By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Miranda Stanfill is WLAF’s teacher of the week. Stanfill is from Campbell County and is married to Wes Stanfill. They have three children together.
Stanfill has been an educator since 2004. For the last four years, she has been an Instructional Coach where she gets to support teachers at Jacksboro Middle School. Stanfill taught middle school reading most of her career. She spent two years at Elk Valley and 12 years at LaFollette Middle as a teacher.
Stanfill went through the local school system as a child, attending West LaFollette, LaFollette Middle and Campbell County High School. She received her higher education at Roane State Community College and the University of Tennessee, majoring in Psychology and Education. Stanfill has received her EDS in administration from Lincoln Memorial University.
It was her own teachers over the years that helped inspire her path in education.
Stanfill said she loves working with children and “strives to make a positive impact in their lives.”
“There are so many teachers in my past that made an impact on my life it is truly hard to name them all. I could write paragraphs about how each teacher played a role in placing me where I am today. I also feel that teaching is a calling. Working in this profession is exactly where I am supposed to be,” Stanfill said.
Her favorite part of her job is when she gets to be part of that “lightbulb” moment that happens and seeing “students grow.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/16/2021-6AM)