By Jennifer Smith
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Teacher of the Year Erin Sponaugle shifted into a new gear Thursday as she accepted some impressive gifts for her honor.
The 5th grade teacher from Tomahawk Intermediate School in Berkeley County was handed a check for $5,000 from Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield in a ceremony at the state capitol. Then Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin held up a set of keys.
“It’s almost like Wheel of Fortune! Today you’re going home in a brand,...