• 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) – Several 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!

  • Tools for Teachers: Union Hill’s Jennifer Blocker

    UNION HILL, Ala. (WHNT)  This week Brandon Chambers visits Union Hill School in Morgan County.   Jennifer Blocker is this week’s recipient of $319.

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    Austin High Teacher Honored for Helping Students With Real Life Skills

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Getting a good education isn’t just about the basics of English, math, science and history.  A wide variety of elective courses makes a well-rounded student. Students at Austin High School love their family consumer science teacher, Bethany Gonzalez.  Gonzalez has a hands-on approach to teaching hands-on skills. Her classroom environment is […]

  • Social Studies Teacher Brings Military Experience to the Classroom

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – This weeks Tools for Teachers honoree and recipient of 319 dollars is David Weiss, a Social Studies teacher at Central School in Lauderdale County. His day job involves teaching junior high kids geography and civics, but he also serves as an Army Reserve soldier and has been deployed to Iraq. […]

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    Valleywx.com: Storms Weaken, Tornado Watch Cancelled Early

    A tornado watch has been cancelled early, as storms weakened as they moved through the Tennessee Valley. The severe threat is over for north Alabama; the next round of strong or severe storms is possible by Sunday night/Monday of next week.  See the forecast discussion athttp://www.whnt.com/weather/forecast/ for the latest ideas about that situation.

  • Lively Buckhorn Teacher Brings Energy To The Classroom

    NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award winner is Michelle Jacks, a 14-year veteran English teacher at Buckhorn Middle School who is known for her enthusiastic approach to the job of educating.  Ms. Jacks makes learning so much fun, in fact, that over a dozen students wrote us hand-written letters to […]

  • Lincoln County High School Teacher Has To Be Jack-Of-All Trades

    Fayetteville, Tenn. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers recognition and $319 goes to Andi Birdsong, a Lincoln County High School teacher with a unique role that calls for a lot of adaptability. Ms. Birdsong’s teaching duties include everything from business to English to biology to computers and more. Basically, any student that needs a […]

  • Teacher Annie Diaz Cares About Students, In and Out of the Classroom

    Decatur, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers award recipient is a 16 year veteran 5th grade teacher at Frances Nungester Elementary in Decatur. Annie Diaz received WHNT’s surprise classroom visit telling her about this recognition as well as 319 dollars to spend on teaching tools as she sees fit. Ms. Diaz was nominated […]

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    Second Year Teacher Already Receiving Rave Reviews

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Lee-Cassie Walls has only been teaching for two years, but she is already proving to be a natural at the job, and her performance in the classroom netted her this week’s Tools for Teachers spotlight and 319 dollars to spend on educational tools as she sees fit. Despite her teaching acumen, […]

  • Macedonia Teacher Combines Structure and Relaxed Teaching Style

    SECTION, Ala. (WHNT) – Crystal Woods, a 14-year veteran teacher at Macedonia Elementary School in Jackson County, teaches 4th grade and is this week’s recipient of WHNT’s Tools for Teachers Award. We recently surprised Ms. Woods in her classroom to shine the spotlight on our honoree and give her 319 dollars to spend in her […]