Greenbrier County Schools applauded Teacher of the Year honorees from schools throughout the county during the Sept. 13 meeting of the Board of Education.
School-level Teacher of the Year honorees were introduced by Lynne Bostic, director of elementary and middle school education, who stated, “The teachers we will recognize this evening are excellent teachers who are highly respected and admired by their students, parents and colleagues. Their passion for teaching ignites an excitement for learning that is truly inspiring.”
Those honored included: Angela McCallister (Alderson Elementary), Donna Smith (Crichton Elementary), Karla Workman (Frankford Elementary), Amber Osborne (Rupert Elementary), Susanna Pomeroy (Western Greenbrier Middle), Pam Hanna (Ronceverte Elementary), Monica Crookshanks (Smoot Elementary), Elizabeth Vaughan (Rainelle Elementary), Marla Bell (White Sulphur Springs Elementary), Barbara Kelly (Eastern Greenbrier Middle ), Robin McQuain (Greenbrier West High School) and Michael Erskine (Greenbrier East High School).
The Teacher of the Year program is an opportunity that is open to teachers from Pre-K through high school including Universal Pre-K, career and technical programs, Title I, special education, interventionists, core teachers and related arts. Nominees must hold a professional certification intheir area of assignment and have completed the past three years as a full-time classroom teacher in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Teacher of the Year program is coordinated with the national program and annually recognizes all county teachers of the year at a ceremony in Charleston.
Marla Bell was selected as Greenbrier County’s Teacher of the Year. Bell advanced to be recognized by Dr. Michael Martirano, state superintendent of schools at the West Virginia Teacher of the Year award ceremony held in Charleston last week.