Teachers of TN: Michelle Naef

“When I am having a hard day, there are several things that keep me going. First, seeing my students each morning. Their happy faces and morning hugs are a great way to start the day.  Second, I’m a faculty sponsor for some clubs. The students always have questions and learn so much from our activities. I want to be there to guide them in their discoveries. Finally, the students who have moved on and grown up inspire me. It’s wonderful to hear their success stories and see how they’ve grown and matured. These students help me remember why I started teaching in the first place.”

–Michelle Naef, elementary gifted teacher, Shelby County Schools