2017 Raleigh County Teacher of the Year
Brandon Bennett Named 2017 Raleigh County Teacher of the Year
The Raleigh County Board of Education announced its Teacher of the Year at a banquet held May 4, 2017 at the Academy of Careers and Technology. Each school is asked to submit a nominee(s) for the annual award with the group of nominees narrowed to six finalists. A selection committee reviews all written submissions and conducts on-site observations of the six finalists.
The 2016-2017 finalists include the following:
- Beth Richards, Crab Orchard Elementary School
- Danielle Callaway, Ghent Elementary School
- Kellie Snuffer, Maxwell Hill Elementary School
- Jeremy Reeves, Park Middle School
- Brandon Bennett, Shady Spring High School
- Bethany Lusk, Trap Hill Middle School
In addition to entertainment provided by the Shady Spring Middle School Chorus, under the direction of Mary Withers, attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared and served by the students enrolled in the ProStart program at the Academy of Careers and Technology, under the guidance and supervision of Corbin Tonelli. Following the entertainment and dinner, Brandon Bennett was recognized as the 2017 Raleigh County Teacher of the Year. Mr. Bennett has served the students of Raleigh County Schools for 11 years. He currently serves as an AP US History and AP Psychology teacher at Shady Spring High School. Mr. Bennett will represent Raleigh County Schools in the state-level recognition program.
Raleigh County Schools extends a special thank you to Shady Spring Middle School’s Chorus and the Academy of Careers and Technology’s ProStart program as well as the Beckley Area Foundation for its continued support of this annual recognition program.