By The Inter-Mountain
The School of Education at Wesleyan will be hosting West Virginia's 2014 Teacher of the Year, Erin Sponaugle.
She will be speaking at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26.
Erin, a fifth grade teacher in Berkeley County, is a 10-year veteran of the teaching profession and currently works at Tomahawk Intermediate School Middle School in Berkeley County.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Shepherd University and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University.
As a fifth-grade teacher, she earned her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification for Middle Childhood Generalist and continues to serve as a Candidate Support Provider for colleagues pursuing NBPTS certification.
She serves as the advisor of her school's student council and school newspaper and organizes the school's social studies fair. Sponaugle was awarded the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award in 2013 and serves as a master mentor for new educators.
She received the Honeywell Scholarship for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Teacher Academy in 2011 and was a Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow in 2013. Sponaugle believes that every child deserves an exceptional teacher.