Cicely Woodard, 8th Grade Math Teacher

Cicely Woodard, an 8th grade math teacher in Franklin, Tennessee, gets students on their feet and learning from each other to cultivate a love of learning.

Tweet it: Sometimes big ideas in public education emerge from small communities. An 8th grade math teacher in Franklin, Tennessee is inspiring her students in creative ways: #FutureforLearning @NEAFoundation


Public educators in cities, towns, and rural communities across the country are doing incredible things to help students shape their future and grow. Watch and share what these five teachers are doing with their students, colleagues, and community.

This is one of 5 videos featuring the finalists for the NEA Foundation’s 2019 Award for Teaching Excellence. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-11 and we’re sharing these videos to celebrate the teachers who are changing the lives of millions of children every day in our public schools. Share these videos on social media and use the hashtag #ThankATeacher to join in.

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