By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Teachers make a difference in their students lives each and every day. For many students, having a teacher who cares and goes that extra mile can be the difference in a successful education and graduation. We’ve all had that teacher who inspired us or helped in some way. That’s why WLAF and Eagle Tire Pros salute all of our hard working educators with a weekly feature.


This week’s featured teacher is Ken Hunley. He teaches Spanish at Campbell County High School. Hunley is originally from Middlesboro, Kentucky, and has lived in Campbell County since 2009. He and his wife live in Jacksboro.

Ken Hunley teaches Spanish at Campbell County High School.

He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force in Tampa, Florida, where he was a member of the Military Police. Afterwards he went to MTSU for four years where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. His teaching career began in 2006 in Lebanon and Nashville. Hunley has also taught Spanish in the state of Washington.  He began teaching Spanish at CCHS in 2009. Hunley also attended Lincoln Memorial University and received his Master’s degree in Educational Specialist. 

Every Thursday, WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood features the WLAF – Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week. That educator also receives a free oil change from Eagle Tire Pros. To nominate a teacher for teacher of the week honors, please send your nomination to wlaf@1450wlaf.com.

Hunley has been an educator for 16 years total, 13 of which have been at CCHS.

Last week, BSA Eagle Scout Stewart Thacker earned his BSA Interpreter Strip in Spanish. Thacker, right, is pictured with his CCHS Spanish teacher Ken Hunley who worked with him over the past year on earning the extra merit. See the full story on Hunley and Thacker HERE.

His favorite part of the job is “getting to play a part in motivating, educating and mentoring students.”
“It’s nice to play a positive role in their lives,” Hunley said.

Every Thursday, WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood features the WLAF – Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week. That educator also receives a free oil change from Eagle Tire Pros. To nominate a teacher for teacher of the week honors, please send your nomination to wlaf@1450wlaf.com. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/23/2022-6AM)

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