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State DEP to Honor Educators For Promoting Environmental Awareness

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Starting next week, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will honor three West Virginia Environmental Teachers of the Year for their work in promoting environmental awareness in their classrooms. 

One teacher is chosen at the elementary, middle and high school levels to be honored for going above and beyond in promoting environmental awareness and stewardship in their classrooms and communities.

Tiffany Pace of Cross Lanes Elementary; Amelia “Amie” Mullens of Barrackville Middle and Renee Haines of Martinsburg High are this year’s award recipients. 

Haines will receive her award at 2:45 p.m. on May 9 at Martinsburg High. Mullens will be honored at 12:45 p.m. on May 12 at Barrackville Middle, and Pace will be recognized at noon on May 15 at Cross Lanes Elementary. 

Each teacher will receive a $500 personal award and a $1,000 check to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education at their schools.