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.

Olivia Lobertini is WLAF’s teacher of the week. She is pictured here with her grandmother, Jan Hicks, who taught kindergarten at Jacksboro Elementary. Her grandparents were part of Lobertini’s inspiration for becoming a teacher.

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. 

Olivia Lobertini receives a free oil change from Eagle Tire Pros for being selected as this week’s teacher of the week.

“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.”

Miss O receives a free oil change from Eagle Tire Pros for being selected as this week’s teacher of the week. Eagle Tire Pros is locally owned and operated and is located on the four lane in the big red building across from Tractor Supply and Y-12. Eagle Tire Pros is more than just tires and the guaranteed lowest prices on tires, it’s a complete one-stop-shop for all your automotive needs featuring 10 bays and 12 employees where all technicians are certified. The telephone number is 423.437.9164. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/13/2022-6AM)

2 Replies to “Olivia Lobertini is WLAF-Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week”

  1. I can’t imagine Olivia not being an excellent teacher, especially with Mrs. Janice Hicks as a grandmother, as she herself was an excellent teacher and also my kindergarten teacher, she had been a close friend of my family as my dad was also the american history teacher at the high school for many years and also the materials supervisor for the county till he retired. They both are the 2 most excellent teachers I have ever known. Olivia it just was in your blood, I’m sure she will be a great teacher it runs in the family, I don’t want to forget her parents Jeff & Tracy I can’t imagine that with parents such as those good thing were bound ro rub off. Congratulations Olivia , I am so very proud of you, as I’m sure everyone is,good luck in the future, 3 great teachers in one big family is a very great achievement. Much love, Tammy Lobertini. In memory of my dad Jackie lobertini ( a great Campbell County teacher. )

  2. Congratulations to Olivia. I’ve only known her a short time, but she is an impressive individual and I’m sure her teaching reflects that.

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