Arch Coal Foundation honors 12 W.Va. teachers
Congratulations to the 12 West Virginia teachers who were honored by the Arch Coal Foundation for their excellence in the classroom. As the Arch Coal news release describes, these teachers are putting in the time and effort to ensure America’s school children receive top quality educations.
The 12 teachers honored were selected out of almost 600 nominations. Kudos to you for your hard work!
|Dr. Teresa Baxter||North Marion High School||Farmington|
|Tabby Beall||Gilmer County High School||Glenville|
|Linda L. Berg||Scott Teays Elementary School||Scott Depot|
|Mary K. Blaker||Parkersburg High School||Parkersburg|
|Teresa D. Brown||Craigsville Elementary School||Craigsville|
|Lee Anne Burton||Monongah Elementary School||Monongah|
|Sonda Folk Cheesebrough||North Elementary School||Morgantown|
|Bill Gibson||Morgantown High School||Morgantown|
|Sheila B. Leach||Huntington High School||Huntington|
|Mary McClure||Cabell Midland High School||Ona|
|Connie McClung Scarbrough||Nicholas County Career Technical Center||Craigsville|
|Debra A. Sowards||Scott Teays Elementary||Scott Depot|
The 12 teachers collectively have more than 250 years of classroom experience, one doctorate, 10 masters, and numerous additional years of post-graduate studies. Arch Coal Foundation officials said almost 600 nominations were made. The public nominates teachers, and a blue-ribbon panel of the teachers’ peers — previous recipients of the award — review applications and make the award selections each year.
In addition to recognition, Teacher Achievement awardees receive a $3,500 unrestricted cash award, a distinctive trophy and a classroom plaque. The West Virginia Foundation for the Improvement of Education, a foundation of WVEA, makes a $1,000 award to each recipient’s school, for use with at-risk students.
The teacher recognition awards are underwritten by the Arch Coal Foundation and supported in program-promotion by the West Virginia Department of Education, the WVEA and the West Virginia Library Commission. The Arch Coal Foundation also supports teacher recognition or grant programs in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, as well as a number of other education-related causes.