CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Jefferson High School agriculture education teacher Charity Marstiller is among ten finalists for the 2023 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced the finalists on Friday. The finalists were chosen from the county teachers of the year across the state.
Marstiller was named Jefferson County Teacher of the Year during a ceremony in the spring. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Education from West Virginia University. Along with 25 years of teaching in the classroom, Marstiller serves as an FFA advisor, provides opportunities for students to develop their skills within the community and the agriculture industry, participates in community-service organizations targeting food insecurity, and participates in faculty senate. She strongly believes in providing her students with hands-on opportunities in agriculture, incorporating research, design, experimental, and problem-solving components.
West Virginia’s Teacher of the Year and School Service Personnel of the Year will be announced on September 13, 2022, during a ceremony at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.