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2018 Raleigh County Teacher of the Year

Jada Reeves
Jada Reeves Named 2018 Raleigh County Teacher of the Year

The Raleigh County Board of Education announced its Teacher of the Year at a banquet held May 3, 2018 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 2017-2018 finalists include the following:

  • Jada Reeves, Bradley Elementary School
  • Greg Farrell, Crab Orchard Elementary School
  • Erika McGuire, Crescent Elementary School
  • Rebecca McLaughlin, Shady Spring Elementary School
  • Jessica Basham, Trap Hill Middle School
  • Karen Matson, Woodrow Wilson High School

In addition to entertainment provided by the Woodrow Wilson High School Chorus, under the direction of Pamela Shrader, 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, Jada Reeves was recognized as the 2018 Raleigh County Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Reeves has served the students of Raleigh County Schools for 15 years.  She currently serves as a fifth grade social studies and writing teacher at Bradley Elementary School.  Ms. Bradley will represent Raleigh County Schools in the state-level recognition program.

Raleigh County Schools extends a special thank you to Woodrow Wilson High 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.