May 2021

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May 3, 2021

During an extraordinary year, students knew they could count on their teacher
Thank a teacher this week!

Charleston—This is National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6) and tomorrow (May 4) is National Teacher Appreciation Day.  These events come at the end of one of the toughest school years educators have ever had to deal with. Teachers across the state stepped up during these unprecedented times to make sure that every student was not only educated but fed and cared for....

May 4, 2021

A 5th grade Pocahontas County student and a Fayette County 5th grade teacher are winners in WVEA’s first ever “Thank a Teacher Like You Meme” It contest.  The purpose was to provide a fun and creative way to thank the extraordinary educators who have worked tirelessly with students and families as part of National Teacher Day, which was May 4.

A 20-year teaching veteran, Patricia Syner teaches at Anstead Elementary School.  “I have yet to meet a teacher who is...

May 10, 2021

While everyone has been impacted by the events of the last 12 months, things have been particularly distressing for children and youth – perhaps even more so for those who already experience issues at home as so many West Virginia children do.

WVEA member Kim Browning is a school counselor for preschool through 2nd grade students in Mason County. He says this pandemic has been especially hard for the youngest of our students.


May 13, 2021

WVEA Members Encouraged to Make Voices Heard

Evaluating superintendents, health care procedures, vaccines for students and competency testing were a few of the issues on the May 12 agenda of the West Virginia State Board of Education.

Some 4,000 students will be vaccinated next week since the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 12-15.

The board discussed pedagogical standards related to SB 14, which was...

May 20, 2021

WVEA Member Builds Library with Students

Marshall-themed Little Free Library installed at Yeager Airport 
The Herald-Dispatch

May 14, 2021

Marshall University Libraries and the Cabell County Career Technology Center unveiled a Marshall-themed Little Free Library at Yeager Airport in Charleston on Thursday.

The kelly green, M-shaped library was created out of an idea by Kelli Johnson, associate university librarian at Marshall, who spotted a...