Meet our Grades K-2 Video Essay Contest Winner: Ella Nottis from Hamilton County

Nearly 3,000 essays later, the Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the winners of our third annual student essay contest: “My teacher inspired me to…” We are thrilled to introduce Ella Nottis, a second-grader at Allen Elementary in Soddy-Daisy and the winner of the K-2 category. We hope you enjoy Ella’s kind words honoring her librarian Tracy Russell.