By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County High School’s Wanda Snodgrass teaches English I and English IV and has been a teacher for 15 years. She has taught at both the middle school and high school level. Snodgrass said she was inspired to follow a career in education after being a social worker with the Department of Children’s Services. “While with the DCS, I loved to do the in service trainings. I realized I wanted to teach and went back to school and got my Masters in Education,” Snodgrass said.

Wanda Snodgrass was chosen as district Teacher of the year at the high school level.

Snodgrass is a dedicated teacher who “tries to bring rigor and structure to the classroom,” according to her peers.
“I try to challenge my students to think for themselves,” Snodgrass said. 

Her favorite part of being a teacher is getting to know the students and developing a lasting relationship with them.
Campbell County High School Principal Ben Foust said “Wanda is able to inspire hope in all of her students by developing meaningful relationships with them and it brings out the best in every child.”

Snodgrass said she loves being around young adults and that teaching is her passion.

She advises fellow teachers to be involved and to encourage students to try new things and excel outside the classroom.

“I think it’s very important for students to see support from a teacher at their art shows, choir or drama performances and athletic events. It creates a bond with these students that will far exceed the four walls of a school building,” Snodgrass said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/20/2022-6AM)