WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Brittney Pearson is in her 14th year teaching all in the Washington County, Tennessee school system.
She started at Jonesborough and moved to Ridgeview when it first opened over a decade ago.
This year, Mrs. Pearson has no students in the class, but it’s no problem getting her first-graders engaged.
She goes through the same lessons online that she would do if they were right there in front of her.
She’s gone to great lengths to make sure virtual school mimics what these students will see when they come back to school, everything from the Pledge of Allegiance to daily skills.
It’s this connection with her students that is key no matter what the mode of learning.
“I’ve learned so much myself. I know parents are learning, the students are learning all of these new ways to learn this technology and I’m amazed myself the short amount of time. So far, it’s gone pretty smooth,” said Pearson.
Mrs. Pearson also gave each of her students a stuffed animal. She named it Pearson the Puppy.
They can hug Pearson whenever they are thinking of their teacher and their first grade class.
Congratulations to Brittney Pearson, this week’s Educator of the Week.
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