A statewide honor was given to a 10 year veteran inside the classroom in Ohio County.
Amanda Yates presented with the Arch Coal teacher achievement award fo her work as an 8th grade science teacher working with project lead the way, design and modeling and medical detectives.
Arch Coal representative Randy Cheetham said this award is unique because it is nominated by the public. After nomination, it is selected by a blue ribbon panel of fellow teachers, parents, and students.
Cheetham said Mrs. Yates impressed that panel her innovative online curriculum.
Bridge Street Midle School assistant Principal David Crumm said Mrs. Yates is caring and has a genuine interest in her students.
Crumm said Yates is hardworking and deserving of the honor for her work inside and outside the classroom.
“Actually have someone sit and look at all of the things you do in the classroom that sometimes you feel are overlooked or people don’t realize all the things that you’re doing. So to have someone sit and look at all that and then acknowledge you for it, it really is special,” said Amanda Yates.
Mrs. Yates is not the only recipient in the Northern Panhandle, Tuesday morning a John Marshall teacher also received the honor. Next week, a Madison elementary teacher will also be honored.
In Wetzel County Mr. Leslie Lively from Shortline Elementary received the award as well.
Each teacher of the 10 teachers receiving this award receives a plaque and $3,500 check.
Tonight we will have an in-depth story from both of these teachers on 7News at Five.