West Virginia Teacher Named 2003 Correctional Educator of the Year

April 10, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – For the first time ever, a West Virginia teacher has become the Correctional Education (CEA) Regional II Teacher of the Year. Mark Hedrick, an adult basic education, special needs instructor at the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Complex in Moundsville, West Virginia received the honor during the annual CEA Leadership Forum in Baltimore, Maryland.  

“I’m truly humbled by this recognition,” said Hedrick. “I’m proud to be a part of the Moundsville facility and honored to be a part of adult education in this state.”  

Hedrick began his career at the former penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia. In 1989 he was named West Virginia Adult Educator of the year. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Adult Education Association and serves as chairperson on this organization’s conference awards committee. Hedrick is a peer trainer for new adult educators employed by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and a member of the WVDE Office of Institutional Education Programs’ Special Education task force.  

Regional II CEA is made up of Correctional Educators from West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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