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 educator is Campbell County High School’s American Government teacher Ryan Browning.
He lives in Jacksboro with his wife Jill and their two children, Cora and Luke.
Browning is originally from Knoxville and graduated from Halls High School. He obtained his degree from Tennessee Tech. University in 1999 and has taught and coached at CCHS for 23 years.
Browning said it was having the opportunity to play ball in college that drew him to teaching and coaching.
“I can’t pinpoint exactly one person that led me to teaching, but I always admired many of my teachers and coaches,” Browning said.
There are many aspects of teaching that Browning said he enjoys, especially the “opportunity to play a role in helping young people grow.”
“Firstly, the opportunity to play a role in helping young people grow in a subject area is fulfilling, but there are so many aspects of life you can help them with that go beyond the classroom,” Browning said.
His other favorite part about his job is his co-workers and also that each day is different.
“Secondly, I have some great friends that I teach with and we have a great faculty of teachers that are willing to help where it’s needed. Lastly, every day is a little different and it keeps you on your toes,” Browning said.
When days are tough, he said he rests on his “faith, family and friends.”
“When those things are in order, you can survive anything. Additionally, when our tough days come along you have to keep things in perspective and realize many of these students go through things we’ve never experienced and you need to set a good example for them.”
Browning said he “appreciated the honor of being chosen as teacher of the week.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/28/2022-6AM)