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Telling Our Story

Hear from current and future educators who share their reasons behind choosing to join the education community and discover the benefits of becoming a teacher in West Virginia.

“Now, more than ever, strong educators are needed in West Virginia. If you want a rewarding career that will make a lifelong impact on others, please consider this wonderful profession.”
Brian Casto
Brian Casto
2022 West Virginia Teacher of the Year & WV Studies Teacher, Milton Middle School
“To me, teaching in a rural school with smaller classes, fewer faculty and a more ‘family feel’, has allowed me to really take interest in each individual student.”
Whitney Healy
Whitney Healy
AP English/Theatre Teacher, Cameron High School
“My favorite aspect of my job is being able to build relationships with my students. I want my students to know that someone cares about and believes in them.”
Megan Bennett
Megan Bennett
Science Teacher, Paw Paw High School
“Regardless of any factors that impact the education system, the need for great teachers is timeless. I personally feel that teaching is a career you can feel confident that you are making a difference and have a purpose.”
Loretta Thomas
Loretta Thomas
Multi-Cat Special Education Teacher, North Jefferson Elementary School
“The West Virginia educational system is unique in the ‘small town’ atmosphere of learning. Instructors provide more one-on-one instruction, emotional and social support, and an individualized learning path.”
Caspia Sheppard
Caspia Sheppard
2021 National Board Certified Teacher & CTE Instructor, Boone County Career & Technical Center
“The work/school community is so close that there is always support and an opportunity to make life-long impacts on students (and families) in and outside of the classroom.”
Casandra A. Hurlston-Wills
Casandra A. Hurlston-Wills
Kindergarten Teacher, Driswood Elementary School

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