POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Reading Council recently awarded the Carol S. Miller Reading Teacher of the Year award to Kimberly Handley Hunt.
Hunt is a second grade teacher and Point Pleasant Primary School, and is the 28th recipient of the award.
The Mason County Reading Council started in 1977, making this its 40th anniversary. The inaugural president, Carol “Suzie” Miller, was present for this year’s annual banquet. Miller is the one whom the Reading Teacher of the Year Award is named after, the first of which was awarded in 1993 to Becky Wood.
The award is given out every year to a Mason County teacher who is exemplary in the field of literacy and education. The recipient ought to inspire their students to the love of reading and integrate multiple methods of reading education. All applicants must be members of the Mason County Reading Council, West Virginia Reading Association, and International Literacy Association, and submit letters of recommendation.
MCRC has a long history of professional development in Mason County. While it does rely on the WVRA and ILA, it seeks to continue to grow and assist teachers in educating the public. According to current president Rebecca Roll
“Regardless as to what happens with the larger groups, the Mason County Reading Council strives for continued literacy enrichment for the community,” Rebecca Roll, current council president, said. “We target the needs of all, from some of the more high-risk babies at PVH to the residents of the local nursing home.”
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.