West Virginia Teacher Of The Year To Be Honored In Washington, D.C.

April 19, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - West Virginia’s 2005 Teacher of the Year will be honored, along with his colleagues from across the country, in Washington, D.C. this week. Jason Hughes, an agricultural science teacher from St. Marys High School, Pleasants County, will travel to our nation’s capitol for the National Teacher of the Year ceremony.  

During his stay, Hughes will have the opportunity to meet with Senators Byrd and Rockefeller to discuss issues facing educators today. The week’s events will be capped off with a White House ceremony where the National Teacher of the Year will be named.  


“This year has been such amazing experience,” said Hughes. “Representing all West Virginia teachers has been so rewarding. While in Washington, I can demonstrate how dedicated all of West Virginia’s teachers really are and that we truly are the Education State.”  

County teachers of the year are encouraged to apply for the West Virginia Teacher of the Year. This summer, a six-member committee, established by the State Superintendent of Schools, will select the finalists for the State Teacher of the Year. Those finalists will be interviewed in person by the committee, which makes the final selection. The announcement of the committee’s selection will be in September in Charleston.  

For more information about the West Virginia Teacher of the Year, contact Jennifer Abbott, coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Communications, at (304) 558-2699.

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