Teachers of TN: Kevin Winters

“I believe it’s important to feature career opportunities in early elementary school. By building interest in relevant and engaging job opportunities—and then focusing on how reading is necessary to earn that job and to do it well— we can motivate students to take more ownership of their literacy goals. We can show students from every background how critical literacy is in every field and help them visualize a road map to obtaining jobs that they may have otherwise deemed out of the realm of possibility.”

—Kevin Winters, first grade, Athens City Schools