• Lexington School Teacher Leaving a Legacy of Excellence

    Lexington, ALA. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award recipient is Lexington school’s Shelain Collier, a veteran teacher who is in her 25th and — sadly for the Lexington school community — final year. She was nominated by second grader Maggie Brady who loved her experience in Mrs. Collier’s first grade class last year. […]

  • hrrr_2014101311_ref_tx Overview of severe weather potential for Monday/Tuesday

    This post is intended to give a general overview of the severe weather threat facing the Valley Monday and Tuesday. For a lengthier and more detailed discussion of not only our severe weather expectations, but also tonight’s weather and the cool-down that follows the upcoming storms, head over to the main forecast page. – A […]

  • A Young Choir Teacher is Already Making Her Mark in Muscle Shoals

    Muscle Shoals, ALA. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers honor goes to Christina Booker, a music teacher at Muscle Shoals Middle School. She received 319 dollars for supplies during WHNT’s surprise classroom visit. Despite the fact she’s only in her second year as a teacher, Ms. Booker is already changing the landscape at this […]

  • West Limestone teacher strives for positive impacts

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers spotlight shines on Tobie Craig, a third grade teacher at West Limestone School. We surprised Mrs. Tobie (as the kids call her) with $319 to spend in her classroom as she sees fit. She was nominated fellow teacher Amanda Gibbs, whose son is in Craig’s […]

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    Principal: “Joan Scott has probably taught half of Arab to read”

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award winner is Joan Scott, a Marshall County teaching institution. We surprised Ms. Scott at Arab Primary with $319 to spend on teaching supplies as she sees fit. Ms. Scott has been teaching for more than five decades, and despite the fact she technically retired a […]

  • Caring and Concern-Hallmarks of This Week’s Tools for Teachers Honoree

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, we feature Wanda Shaw as WHNT’s Tools for Teachers award recipient. She teaches kindergarten at West Decatur Elementary, and, with the help of several administrators, we surprised Mrs. Shaw in her classroom with 319 dollars cash to be spent on teaching supplies. She was nominated by fellow teacher Janet […]

  • Pisgah English teacher finds success by keeping things simple

    PISGAH, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers honor goes to Tammie Bass, a middle school English teacher at Pisgah School. In addition to a little spotlight on WHNT News 19, she received $319 dollars for classroom supplies during our surprise visit. Ms. Bass was nominated by the mother of a Pisgah student, who […]

  • Albertville Teacher’s Message to Students: Be Yourself

    Albertville, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers honoree and recipient of $319 cash for classroom supplies is Spring Charles, a veteran educator in her 16th year of teaching. The first 15 years of her career were spent teaching Albertville’s 2nd graders, but this year she’s taking on a whole new set of challenges […]

  • Teach for America transplant now calls the Tennessee Valley home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers honoree hails from Pennsylvania, brought to J.O. Johnson High School by the Teach for America program three years ago. But because of the love for her students, the school, and Huntsville, Emily Heller now calls the Tennessee Valley home. It’s that commitment that makes her so […]

  • Mill Creek Elementary Teacher Makes School Less Scary

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – This year’s first recipient of WHNT’s Tools for Teachers award is Cheryl Campbell, a third grade teacher at Mill Creek Elementary School. She was nominated for this honor by Kandace Butler, mom to one of Mrs. Campbell’s former students. Butler wanted to say thanks for helping her daughter love school again, […]

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    You thought you saw a tornado, huh? The scuttlebutt over scud

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –┬áSeveral viewers called and emailed WHNT News 19 to report seeing a tornado Tuesday afternoon in western Limestone County. Our meteorology team says what they were seeing was actually a scud cloud. Weather discussions usually involve complicated atmospheric terms but, “Scud is pretty easy to explain,” says WHNT News 19 Meteorologist […]

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    WHNT News 19’s Carrie Marchese, Brandon Chambers Welcome Son Branson

    Anchor Carrie Marchese and Meteorologist Brandon Chambers are now proud parents. Meet their son Branson!