We’re Looking For West Virginia Teachers Who Go Above And Beyond
Nominations are open for West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Above And Beyond award, which recognizes and rewards excellence and creativity in teaching.
Beginning in October, a West Virginia teacher will be chosen each month to be surprised and rewarded for his or her ingenuity in — and in the case of potential coronavirus lock-down situations — out of the classroom.
Executive Director Chuck Roberts said: “WVPB’s mission has three simple directives — to educate, inform and inspire. WVPB’s Above And Beyond program tracks perfectly with our goals, and I can’t wait to make the first round of presentations to deserving teachers. We’re grateful to our sponsor for making all of this possible.”
Above And Beyond prize packs will include a unique WVPB-blue apple paperweight created by talented artisans at Blenko Glass Company of Milton, as well as a monetary award provided by the program’s sponsor, Advantage Technology, an IT services and solution company with offices in Charleston, Bridgeport and Williamsport, MD.
Education Director Kelly Griffith said, “I had the pleasure of working in the classroom for 17 years, and I speak from experience, teachers use their own money to buy needed resources for their classrooms. It will be such a pleasure to give a monetary prize to each winner, so please keep the nominations coming throughout the year.”
To be eligible, teachers must hold a current West Virginia teaching certification through the West Virginia Department of Education and currently be teaching. Teachers may be nominated by adults. Minors may work with an adult to submit a nomination. Self-nominations also are permitted. The nomination form will remain open and online throughout the year. Twelve teachers per year will be chosen by a selection committee. Additional references and information may be requested during the selection process.