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Arch Coal recognises West Virginia teachers

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US coal company, Arch Coal, has named ten West Virginia teachers as recipients of its Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. Arch Coal’s teaching awards are the longest running privately-sponsored teacher recognition programme in the state, celebrating their 29th year in 2016.

“We are honoured to recognise these outstanding West Virginia teachers with an Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award,” said John Eaves, Arch Coal’s Chairman and CEO.

The ten award winners include Erica Alexander or Triadelphia Middle School in Wheeling, Irma Barazzone or Unversity High School in Morgantown, Carl Brainard of Parkersberg South High School in Parkersberg, Dierdra Casto or Union Elementary School in Buckhannon, Aleta Jo Crotty or Mercer Elementary School in Princeton, Melissa Elliot of Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, Ron Hudson or Pendleton County High School in Franklin, Joy Marie Hunt of Burch Elementary School in Delbarton and Jeremy Anne Knight and Samantha Slone of Spring Mills Middle School of Martinsberg.

"Their dedication to the teaching profession and to ensuring the success of their students will serve the citizens of the state well, both now and in the future,” Eaves continued. “These 10 individuals are representative of the many West Virginia classroom educators, who are constantly striving to employ new teaching methods, technologies and curriculum. We congratulate them all on their commitment to improving the lives of those in the state."

"Teachers are rarely honored for the hard work and long hours they put into providing a high-quality education for the students of our state,” said Dale Lee, President of the West Virginia Education Association. “I want to thank Arch Coal for recognising our teachers. These teachers exemplify the spirit and dedication of their peers throughout the state."

Arch Coal, one of the largest coal producers in the US, also supports teacher recognition programmes in Wyoming and Colorado.

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