One local teacher has been announced as one of the five finalists for West Virginia Teacher of the Year.
Joy VanScyoc works at Moundsville Middle School teaching rotational art in a year-long art studio course, and instructs a Project Lead the Way class called “Design and Modeling.”
VanScyoc also sponsors an art club where students participate in school-wide activities such as set design for musicals, community art shows and competitions, and artistic designs for athletic events and activities.
These opportunities have resulted in many local and regional awards.
During her time at Moundsville Middle School, she has also created a new chapter of the Technology Student Association that focuses on completing challenges and competing in various areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Staff at Moundsville Middle School say she has helped to transform the school’s culture.
The nominees include elementary, middle, and high school educators from all regions of West Virginia.
Along with VanScyoc, the nominees include:
- Adrin Fisher, Fairmont Senior High School (Marion County)
- Summer McClintock, Pleasent View Elementary School (Morgan County)
- Jada Reeves, Bradley Elementary School (Raleigh County)
- Clifford Sullivan, Mount Hope Elementary School (Fayette County)
The 2019 West Virginia Teacher of the Year will be announced on September 12th in Charleston.