Alexandra Benefield teaches sixth-grade math at J.T. Moore Middle Prep in Nashville, Davidson County.

Students say she’s like a second mother, motivating them to do their best. Peers says she meets students where they are academically, building strengths and helping students overcome math challenges.

So, we salute Alexandra Benefield as our News 2 Educator of the Week. Sponsored by the Tennessee Lottery which has raised more than six billion dollars for education programs.