W.Va. Department of Education Launches New Web Site to Attract Potential Teachers

December 21, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As schoolchildren celebrate the holidays with family and friends, the West Virginia Department of Education has created a new Web site to help recruit potential teachers to the classroom. 
Teach West Virginia (www.teachwv.com) answers many important questions those interested in becoming teachers may have about the teaching profession in West Virginia. The Web site includes information about becoming a certified educator and opportunities for professional development in West Virginia. The site also features links to employment opportunities at every public school district in West Virginia.
“TeachWV.com is going to be the one stop shop for all of a teacher’s needs,” said Nathan Estel, executive director of the Office of Professional Preparation. “Both prospective and current educators will have access to information that will guide them through the teacher preparation, certification, employment and professional development processes. It will allow us to showcase the great talent that West Virginia educators possess and it will attract professionals from across the nation to the state.”
Sections on the Web site include Why Teach?, Why TeachWV?, Educator Preparation, Certification, Job Opportunities, Professional (teaching) Standards and Ways to Grow (professional development). A job opportunities section includes information about employment in West Virginia as well as historical facts and attractions for each county.
For more information, contact the Office of Professional Preparation at 1-800-982-2378, or the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.

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