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Finalists for 2023 West Virginia Teacher of the Year announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are 10 finalists for the 2023 West Virginia Teacher of the Year award.

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced the field on Friday which represent elementary, middle, and high school educators from all regions of the state

Finalists include:

Sarah Bailey, Buffalo Middle School, Wayne County

Lisa Bryant, Point Pleasant Primary School, Mason County

Charity Marstiller, Jefferson High School, Jefferson County

Amber Nichols, Eastwood Elementary School, Monongalia County

David Patrick, DuPont Middle School, Kanawha County

Angel Reed, Fairplain Elementary School, Jackson County

Shawna Safreed, Bridge Street Middle School, Ohio County

Cameron Shannon, Crescent Elementary School, Raleigh County

Tanya Stewart, Gilmer County Elementary School, Gilmer County

Shari Tonkery, Lumberport Elementary School, Harrison County

“Teachers have an incredible, long-lasting impact on students. These ten finalists represent the very best in West Virginia,” said State Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch in a release. “I am proud that they are serving our students and developing the next generation of leaders.”

Read more on the profiles of each teacher HERE.

West Virginia’s Teacher of the Year and School Service Personnel of the Year will be announced on September 13, 2022, during a ceremony at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.

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