HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Donna Myers, a teacher at Huntington High School, has been named Cabell County Schools Teacher of the Year.
Myers teaches Social Studies, Contemporary Studies and Civics.
Myers has 30 years of teaching experience, 27 of which have been in Cabell County.
Myers has earned three degrees from Marshall University; an AB in Education with specialization in Social Studies and Math, an MA in Secondary Education with a specialization in Social Studies and an MBA in Business Management.
“Donna embodies the very concept of a teacher,” wrote Steven Freeman, Teacher and Faculty Senate President at Huntington High School. “When she talks about being a teacher she often opens the conversations with the statement ‘I love my job’. Donna gets that, as educators, we don’t teach subjects… we teach students. It is our responsibility to adapt what we teach to those we teach.”
“Mrs. Myers has worked closely with staff members in supplying them with the skills to make their classrooms a learning environment,” writes Greg Webb, Huntington High School Principal. “Mrs. Myers has instructed not only Huntington High teachers, but also teachers countywide… on what is needed for a seamless, cooperative learning classroom.” Webb continues, “Mrs. Myers has worked diligently with the administration and leadership team (which she has been a member of since its inception) to change the culture of Huntington High. Her active involvement has helped teachers place an emphasis on rigor and relevance in classroom instruction.”
In addition to her school activities, Myers is very involved in the community. She is a member of the Marshall University Professional Development Schools Committee, she has served in multiple leadership roles at her church, Fifth Avenue Baptist in Huntington and she is a volunteer with the Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry.