By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Olivia Lobertini teaches Senior level math at Campbell County High School and has done so for the last two years. Prior to that she taught Eighth grade math at LaFollette Middle School. This is her sixth year as an educator.
Born and raised in Campbell County, Lobertini said she left the area for school, but after she graduated, she felt pulled to come home and be a part of the community that she loved so much growing up.
According to Lobertini, being a teacher is in her DNA as three out of four of her grandparents were educators.
She said many of her own teachers also inspired her to follow a career in education.
“I had many amazing teachers that showed me kindness, grace, and an enthusiasm for learning. Their eagerness to come into the classroom and have fun teaching every day showed me from an early age that being a teacher was an exciting career, and I knew I wanted to be a part of that!” Lobertini said.
Her favorite part of her job is finding specific ways for her students to understand concepts.
“Working one-on-one and developing a skill set for them to take with them into the next phase of their life, whether it’s college, a trade school, the military, or joining the workforce – it’s exciting to be able to help them individualize their math skills,” Lobertini said.
She also said she loves teaching seniors at CCHS.
“I think most teachers believe their age group is the best, but I truly believe seniors is the best group! They are so funny and every day is completely different. It’s such a crucial year of their life and getting to be a small piece of it is so special to me. Remembering that they will always look back on this year makes me want to give it my all every day and help make my class an important, positive memory.”
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