The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) today announced ten finalists for the 2022 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Finalists were selected among 2021 County Teachers of the Year from each school district. This year’s finalists represent elementary, middle, and high school educators from all regions of the state and include Brian Casto, Milton Middle School, Cabell County; Samantha Coble, Keyser Primary School, Mineral County; Beth Nunley, Eastbrook Elementary School, Putnam County; Kennedy Moore, Midland Trail High School, Fayette County; Christine Lambert, Brandywine Elementary School, Pendleton County; Lindsey Stell, Elkins Middle School, Randolph County; Claire Jones, Aurora School and Rowlesburg School, Preston County; Kelly Bryant, Logan Elementary School, Logan County; Kim Tenney, Webster County High School, Webster County; and Craig Mason, Magnolia High School, Wetzel County.
“These ten educators have a passion to teach the next generation of leaders, even under extreme circumstances, and have shown incredible resolve, ingenuity, and heart,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch. “I am so proud of each and every one of them. We are honored to have them serving our students in West Virginia.”