Teachers of TN: Todd Livesay

“As a STEM teacher, I see kids learn in a different way than a more traditional teacher does. It is not unusual to see students excel in math and science in my room when that is not their norm. Students seem to really enjoy learning in an open classroom environment and collaborating with each other to solve problems….Years of teaching has taught me to be as patient as possible and encourage students to keep trying. Most of the time this teaching method works and my students come around. It is super rewarding to see a young person believe in themselves in new and positive ways.”

–Todd Livesay, 7th and 8th grade STEM teacher, Oak Ridge Schools