West Virginia Teacher of the Year to be Announced September 11 in Charleston

September 09, 2003

The 2004 West Virginia Teacher of the Year will be announced during a special ceremony on Thursday, September 11, at the Charleston Marriott at approximately 8:30 p.m. All county teachers of the year will be recognized during the ceremony scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The West Virginia Teacher of the Year will represent the state at the national level.  

The five finalists are: Barbara Lewis, Hillsboro Elementary School, Pocahontas County; Tony Nichols, Cherry River Elementary, Nicholas County; Robert Robinson, Parkersburg South High School, Wood County; Melodie O’Hanlon, Berkeley Springs High School, Morgan County; and David Soltesz, John Marshall High School, Marshall County. Past recipients, including Mary Kay Devono of Harrison County, will be in attendance.  

Paying tribute to educators since 1964, the Teacher of the Year award is the longest, ongoing awards program honoring classroom teachers.

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