East Fannin Elementary School Teacher of the Year nominee Ashley Sparks has worked in the Fannin School system for 11 years. She teaches reading and language arts skills in clever ways by using a computer lab in her room.
Fifth grade students in Ashley Sparks, standing, class, from left, Layla Cloud, Bryanna Contardi, Jonah Couch, and Courtney Davis use computers to analyze a novel they recently read. The lab allows Sparks' students to learn skills by taking virtual field trips and explore current events while further developing reading skills.
Emma Pittman, left, and Kaleighann Ware take time to answer inference questions from a novel they recently read in Ashley Sparks’ class. Learning literacy skills and how to compose an essay on the computer are among skills fifth graders learn at East Fannin Elementary School.
Collaborative reading sessions in Teacher of the Year nominee Ashley Sparks’ class at East Fannin Elementary School help students learn team building and cooperation methods for learning. Among those in her class are, from left, Kristen Cipich, Katelan Gilreath, and Sparks.

Sparks nominated

Ashley Sparks, fifth grade teacher at East Fannin Elementary School, has been nominated for Teacher of the Year by her ...

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