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 Lori Torres.
She is a reading intervention teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School and has been an educator for 33 years!
Torres grew up in Campbell County, attending Ridgewood Elementary School, Jacksboro Middle School and Campbell County High School.
She then attended the University of Tennessee and finished up her education at Christopher Newport University in Virginia.
“My first three years teaching were in Virginia. The next 30 were at Ridgewood Elementary School and here at Jacksboro Elementary,” Torres said.
Teaching runs in her family, and she was inspired to teach through them.
“My mother and my aunt were both in the teaching field. Two of my cousins and myself became teachers. Two nieces are now planning to teach! I guess it’s in our blood!!” Torres said.
Her favorite part of teaching is “interacting with the children.”
She also said she enjoys her co-workers and colleagues at Jacksboro Elementary School.
“I work with an awesome group of friends that are teachers. We are the best at JES,” Torres 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/21/2023-6AM)