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Board recognizes two ‘teachers of the year’

By Staff | Dec 9, 2009

Two Physical Education teachers from Tyler County were recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Monday evening for Teacher of the Year Award.

Charlene Galluzzo and Darlene Koerber were recognized on Oct. 30, at the annual West Virginia Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference banquet, two Tyler County educators and honored as exemplary physical education teachers by the Midwest District of the American Alliance of Health, Physical, Recreation and Dance.

The Midwest District is made up of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

These teachers are former West Virginia TOY’s (2004) and were asked to submit their applications for district selection this past summer. Both ladies move on to the National Physical Education TOY selection process in Indianapolis, Indiana at the AAHPERD Convention March 15-20.

Galluzzo began her teaching career with Tyler County Schools in 1978 and has been at Sistersville Elementary School for the past nine years. Koerber started her teaching career in 1981 and has been at Tyler Consolidated Middle for the past five years.

They are both WVDE HPE Academy Mentors, have served on the WVDE CSO Curriculum Writing Team, are FITNESSGRAM &Physical Best trainers and have presented sessions at the WVAHPERD conferences, and young professionals workshops.

Koerber is the current President of WVAHPERD and Gallozzo serves on her board as a Vice-President Elementary.

Both teachers are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles for their students and staffs by providing programs and pursuing grants to acquire adequate equipment for the students and staff to pursue their personal fitness goals.

In other business, Middlebourne Mayor Gayla Fisher attended the meeting to ask the board members about the possibility of leasing the piece of property where the old Board of Education Building sat beside the old Tyler County High School.

Fisher stated the City Building at the end of town is in bad shape and they are proposing to purchase a double-wide structure to set on the property to house the new city building.

She also stated the water and sewage would be readily available due to the old lines that are still in place “We have had people in the past interested in purchasing the property. But the board members would have to discuss the matter of leasing it further”, stated Superintendent Jeff Hoover.

The members voted to put it on the table for the next meeting.

Gary Hagerty, a teacher at Tyler Consolidated High School, announced that he is resigning at the end of the 2010 school year. He has been a teacher for 31 years.

Hoover said, “Gary has been an outstanding Social Studies teacher and been a very good asset to this county.”

The next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21.