By Charlotte Underwood
CARYVILLE, 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 Lindsey Honeycutt.
She is married to Brad Honeycutt and together they have three children Maelee, Grady, and Evie.
Miss Lindsey teaches 3rd grade English Language Arts and Science at Caryville Elementary School and is in her 10th year as an educator.
“I’m so thankful to work at such a great school with great people. Becoming a teacher was always my dream as a little girl. I remember playing school with my dolls and stuffed animals. I’m so grateful I get the opportunity to do this everyday,” Honeycutt said.
According to her, she could not pinpoint one specific teacher that inspired her, but rather a “combination of all the great teachers” she had in school.
“They all left a positive impression of what teaching was truly about. I think I always just knew I wanted to be a teacher,” Honeycutt said.
She said her favorite part of the job is “the kids and building relationships with them.”
“I love watching my students learn and grow throughout the school year. I love when a student gets an “ah ha” moment and realizes they can do hard things! I hope to instill a love of learning and a love of reading a good book in all my students,” Honeycutt said.
She said her her goal everyday is to be a “positive light for her students” and “most importantly for them to feel loved and important.”
“I feel so privileged to be able to have a small part of their lives,” Honeycutt said.
Something positive that keeps her going on the hard days is to “just pause and take time to talk” with her students.
“We have a time in the day that we share something good that is going on in their lives. This is always a good reminder that there is something good in everyday, even the hard ones,” Honeycutt 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 email@example.com (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/29/2022-6AM)