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CHARLESTON – Five local educators have been elected to the West Virginia Education Association Executive Committee.

Four members were elected to member-at-large positions on the executive committee, which is the governing board for the statewide association. They are:

  • John Quesenberry, a history teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Raleigh County.
  • Hillary O’Dell, a science teacher at Richwood High School in Nicholas County.
  • Angela...

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...


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...


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.



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...