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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...


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 4th is Teacher Appreciation Day. Use the fillable PDF form below to fill out a thank you card for your favorite teacher. You can then either print it and give it to them personally or download it and send it virtually. Be show us your cards in the comments on our post on Facebook and use #ThankATeacher. 

Fillable Thank You Card


A new group of educators have recently been given the honor of becoming Nationally Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the state. This comes after years of hard work put into a program designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Over the years, more than 1,000 West Virginia educators have completed this vigorous program. WVEA members...


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A milestone award was given to a Kanawha County teacher Thursday evening.

At Thursday’s Kanawha County Board of Education meeting, Alexa Morton was named Teacher of the Year.

Morton is special education teacher at Ruffner Elementary. She accepted the award alongside her class support dog, Forest.

Kanawha County Superintendent Tom Williams said Morton knew she wanted to work in special education since helping in classes while attending George...