JFWA Faculty Friday Profile: Summer Wynn


HARROGATE, Tennessee, February 5, 2021— J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) third-grade teacher Summer Wynn is in her second year at the Academy.

Education/career background:

I got my undergraduate and masters degrees from Virginia Tech. I've taught in Raleigh, North Carolina; Blacksburg, Virginia, and Alexandria, Virginia. I have taught first and third grade and student-taught in second grade.

Teaching philosophy:

I adore working with children and I love how every day has structure and routine but is also unexpected and exciting.  I love to watch my students grow and learn and share who they are with me.  I think of our class as a family unit and emphasize how we work as a team to accomplish our goals together.  I like us to be hard working and focused but to have fun and enjoy our time together.

Favorite teachers:

My favorite teacher was my second and third grade teacher, Miss Janet, who is Welsh and wonderful.  She inspired me to be a teacher early on.  She was a warm, loving, fun, and engaging teacher who made each student feel special and valued. 

Fun Facts:

My dream at this point in my life is to travel as much as I can squeeze in.  The older I get, the more interesting the world becomes, and I want to see and learn about as many places as I can. 

The J. Frank White Academy is a private, college preparatory day school serving grades K-12, located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University. JFWA is fully accredited and STEM certified by Cognia, which is the first internationally recognized mark of quality for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) schools and programs, signaling the growing emphasis on STEM education by educators, politicians and business leaders around the world. For more information contact JFWA Director of Admissions Bernie Harrington at [email protected] or apply online at JFWA.LMUnet.edu.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].



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