September 23, 2016 (Nashville, TN) - American Paper & Twine Co., the Tennessee Titans and Georgia-Pacific Communication Papers announced Mrs. Shannon Ford from Warren County High School in McMinnville, TN, was selected as Teacher of the Week for the Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans game.

“We are very excited to present Mrs. Ford with this week’s Teacher of the Week award,” said Lonnie Spivak, eCommerce and Marketing Manager for American Paper & Twine Co. “She is clearly admired by her school, students and community. We wish her continued success as she embarks on her 19th year teaching Agricultural Education.”

Shannon Ford was nominated by her father, Scooter Longwell. Mr. Longwell said, “During her junior year of college, pursuing a Veterinary Science Degree, she felt the call to teach. At the time there were less than five female agricultural teachers in the state of Tennessee, but that didn't change her mind. This marks her 19th year as an Agricultural teacher. During that time, she has taught more than 2000 students, and many still contact her about their problems in everyday life.”

Scooter continued, “She has unintentionally inspired several students to become teachers, four of which have followed in her footsteps and became female Agricultural teachers. This year one of her students was selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of only four in the state of Tennessee. Because of this accomplishment, Shannon was honored as 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar Distinguished teacher. She was blessed and humbled by the whole experience.”

Each home game during the Titans’ season, submissions are reviewed to find exceptional teachers. The winning teachers receive a gift basket full of supplies for their classroom and two tickets to see a Tennessee Titans home game. A new winner is announced for every Tennessee Titans home game and at the end of the season a ‘Teacher of the Year’ is selected. This deserving teacher will receive an award, a deluxe gift basket of school supplies and tickets to the December 11th Titans game vs. the Denver Broncos.

How to nominate a teacher

To nominate a teacher you would like to honor, CLICK HERE, and tell us why your favorite teacher deserves to be recognized. There is no limit to the number of entries a teacher can receive, so encourage your family and friends to submit an entry.

About American Paper & Twine Co.

American Paper & Twine Co. was founded in 1926 and is a leading distributor in several business sectors including: janitorial, packaging, disposable food service and office products. American Paper & Twine Co. has nearly 300 employees and operates seven (7) full-service distribution centers throughout the Southeast: Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Little Rock, Atlanta and Florence, AL. American Paper & Twine Co. is also the Official Supplier of the Tennessee Titans.

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