CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Jefferson High School agriculture education teacher Charity Marstiller is among ten finalists named by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) for 2023 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. Finalists were selected among the Teachers of the Year from each school district.
Marstiller was named Jefferson County Teacher of the Year during the spring 2022 semester. 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 is active in Faculty Senate. She strongly believes in providing her students with hands-on learning opportunities in agriculture that incorporate 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.