Our May teacher of the month is a kindergarten teacher at Blue Grass Elementary, Ms. Lauren Langston.
She received the following nomination from a parent, who wrote:
Mrs. Langston is retiring at the end of this school year after teaching Knox County elementary students for 31 years - 25 years here at Blue Grass Elementary and before that, 5 years at Cedar Bluff Elementary and 1 year at Corryton.
She has lived by the following quote as a teacher: "In order for children to learn, they must be happy and feel loved in my classroom."
Recently Mrs. Langston was awarded an Honorary Blue Grass PTA Life Membership in recognition of her outstanding service on behalf of children, youth and Blue Grass Elementary School.
Mrs. Langston has touched the lives of many children and their families during her years at Blue Grass and we have been blessed by her service to us and our community!
During her retirement, she plans to do more traveling, hiking, ballroom dancing, and biking.