September 21, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) President Miller Hall and Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch are honored to recognize three public schools named today by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Rock Branch Elementary in Putnam County; Crescent Elementary in Raleigh County;
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Scott High School Since 1989, Terri Duty has taught mathematics to students at Scott High School in Boone County, West Virginia. “I have enjoyed helping students with their work in class and when students get that ‘ahh’ moment.” She said she remembers always wanting to play the role of the teacher when she
September 16, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) Office of Technical and Adult Education held its 25th annual Adult Education Awards Ceremony yesterday afternoon to recognize the efforts of those committed to the success of adult learners in the state. West Virginia native and America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene
Magnolia High School Building relationships and making an impact on the lives of our youth was Craig Mason’s motivation when choosing to become an educator. “I have always felt that I had the ability to connect with students on a personal level and make mathematics relate to the world around us.” A mathematics
Athens Elementary School Athens Elementary School's Michelle Martin said being a teacher is one of her callings in life. “I wanted to become a teacher to make a difference in children’s lives. My grandmother taught in a one-room schoolhouse for many years. Right before I graduated, she told me that my students may
Johnson Elementary School Kristi Jones has always wanted to be a teacher. As a first-grade teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Harrison County, she said she has enjoyed the past 15 years working with children. “I love teaching first grade because so much growth happens during this academic year for children. They become
Belington Middle School Barbour County Schools Teacher Ashley Poling said students tend to recognize when someone truly has interest in and love for them. “I feel the individual efforts of dedicated teachers make a difference. I adore getting to know the dynamics of each class, but I thrive on learning about my students
Buckhannon-Upshur High School Buckhannon-Upshur High School Mathematics Teacher Michael Wilson said educating is not just teaching the classroom subject matter. Instead, he believes it begins with understanding the role each student has in contributing to life and what is best for them. “I love watching young people grow to see his or her
August 11, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) approved a limited waiver to WVBE Policy 2436.10 during its August meeting in Charleston today. The waiver of the 2.0 grade point average (GPA) eligibility requirement allows all students to practice with athletic teams, the band and club activities for the first
August 11, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) reviewed data from the 2021 state summative assessments during its August meeting today in Charleston. The State Department of Education (WVDE) will use these results to focus efforts and resources on addressing learning gaps and improving individual student achievement throughout the state.