Spring Valley High School Spring Valley High School Science Teacher Allison Hatfield said she loves making students feel worthy, important, and loved. “The world is not always kind to everyone, so I feel it is extremely important to put positive vibes out whenever possible.” Since 2006, Mrs. Hatfield has worked for Wayne County
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July 20, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) today announced 10 finalists for the 2021-2022 West Virginia School Service Personnel of the Year. This honor recognizes the commitment and dedication of staff members in the public school system who work beyond expectations to serve students and families in their communities.
July 19, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) Office of Adult Education is pleased to announce the “Never Too Late to Graduate” campaign featuring West Virginia native and America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. The campaign, which features Murphy on billboards throughout the state, encourages adults who have
July 15, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Adena Barnette, a teacher at Ripley High School in Ripley, W.Va., has been named the 2021 West Virginia History Teacher of the Year. Barnette, a veteran educator, has dedicated her career to fostering a love of history in students and a corps of problem-solving scholars as the next generation
July 14, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Revisions to the state’s charter schools policy and a Special Circumstance Review were among the agenda items addressed by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) during its regular July meeting today in Charleston. The WVBE adopted revisions to Policy 3300, the Charter Schools Policy, that were required to
July 14, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia is the latest state to boast full participation in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the West Virginia Department of Education announced today at the monthly Board of Education meeting. All 55 counties are now fully active to serve the state’s youngest learners. Established in 1995, this international program
Warwood Elementary School Since 2013, Amy Yost has served as a first-grade teacher at Warwood Elementary School in Ohio County. When asked why she chose to become an educator, she said she was fortunate to grow up with many amazing role models who happened to be teachers. “As I got older, I would
Parkersburg South High School Wood County Schools Teacher Sara Klesel loves helping her students fall in love with mathematics. “I became an educator because of my personal struggles in math,” Mrs. Klesel said. “I am passionate about helping students persevere and find success in this subject.” A mathematics teacher at Parkersburg South High
For Immediate Release: June 30, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is pleased to launch the second year of the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Book Club, a partnership between the WVDE, the Marshall University June Harless Center and The Dollywood Foundation. As part of the project, approximately 258,000 books will
Elkins Middle School Since 2015, Lindsey Stell has served students in grades six through eight in the gifted education programs at Elkins Middle School in Randolph County. She said she chose to pursue a career in education because of her love for sharing knowledge and helping others. “We complete a lot of projects