• 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) – 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 […]