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Berkeley County Teacher Named WV Teacher Of The Year

Reported: Jan. 9, 2014 10:38 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 9, 2014 1:04 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va., (Rachel Tarr, Bethany Simmons) -- West Virginia's Teacher of the Year was officially honored Thursday.

Erin Sponaugle teaches fifth-grade at Tomahawk Intermediate School in Berkeley County. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recognized her during a special ceremony at the state Capitol.

As Teacher of the Year, Sponaugle will receive a Toyota Prius to use for the year and a check for $5,000. Sponaugle has been a teacher for 10 years and also served as a master mentor who helps new teachers make the transition to the classroom.



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