Jeff Gray

Teaching Excellence Award

Instilling a deep appreciation for the richness of history and a heightened ability to extract its important lessons are the goals of Jeff Gray. With a teaching method that focuses on using analytical abilities to discern various sides of historical episodes, students leave his classroom with lessons that will help them in school and beyond. Jeff has been a guiding force for the First Tennessee History Alliance and a leader among social studies teachers in the First CORE region of the state, northeast Tennessee.