TEACHER WINS AWARD Huntington High Teacher Wins Regional Award
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 5, 2012 4:34 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 5, 2012 4:46 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A Huntington High School teacher has won a regional award and is now vying for a national honor.
Deborah Chapman of Huntington, a family consumer sciences teacher at Huntington High School, was named the Region I winner of the Association of Career and Technical Education’s Outstanding Teacher in Community Service award, according to a news release from the association.
Chapman is one of five finalists vying for the national title of 2013 ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service award, which recognizes teachers with significant accomplishments and outstanding leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement.
Chapman uses the community as an extension of lessons learned in the classroom. Her students work to plan, carry out and evaluate relevant learning activities that will make them better citizens, often engaging local, state and national agencies and organizations.
The teacher led the charge in making sure the next generation does not follow the obesity trend in her community. By co-sponsoring the bi-annual Food and Fitness Challenge at Huntington High School, she helped students, staff and community members improve themselves physically and nutritionally.
The winner will be announced Nov. 28 at a dinner in Atlanta.