WCMS teacher Sarah Lokey has been named one of the Nashville Predators Teachers of the Month.
Based on that recognition, Lokey is now in the running for Most Valuable Teacher with voting currently underway at NHL.com/MVT.
Those interested in voting can do so once a day, every day, until Jan. 31.
“My husband is more of a Predators fan than I am, but I do watch some of the games,” said Lokey, who teaches STEM to grades 6-8. “The contest includes teachers from all over North America so I’m included among teachers from California, New York and Canada.”
Should Lokey emerge as the winner, she will receive a $10,000 technology grant for the school system. She will also advance to the final round where a $20,000 grant is available.
She said one thing she’s noticed since the pandemic is that students have fallen behind somewhat on their team-building skills because they haven’t been able to work together in groups as much as before.
Lokey said her recognition was made possible because she utilizes the EverFi program in her classroom. She said this is a fun way of learning online about subjects like kinetic energy and potential energy.
WCMS principal Alisa Rice says she’s pleased Lokey has received recognition from the Nashville Predators for her work in the classroom and she hopes local residents join in the vote to help earn grant money for the school.