Teachers of TN: Jonica Campbell

“If we are not the ones in the classrooms, on the front lines every day, caring for these children and pushing them to be the best they can be, who will be? If I am not the person smiling at each student every day, who will be? If I do not create engaging, high-quality lessons to push my students into excellence, who will? On my most challenging days, I am encouraged by my teacher friends who remind me that we must look at the big picture. What we say and the choices we make in the classroom matter. If not us, then who?”

–Jonica Campbell, seventh grade ELA teacher in Claiborne County Schools