Holly Barker teaches second grade at Jones Paideia Elementary Magnet School in Nashville, part of Metro Nashville Public Schools.

She’s known as a teacher who showers students with unconditional love and commitment. Peers say she has an unwavering positive attitude and no matter what comes her way she always finds a silver lining.

So, we salute Holly Barker as our News 2 Educator of the Week.

Do you have a teacher in your life that you think deserves to be named a future Educator of the Week? We want to hear from you! Nominate them here.

News 2’s Educator of the Week is sponsored by the Tennessee Lottery—which has raised more than $7 billion for education programs.