MMS Teacher Receives Legislative Honor

Delegate Ferro reads VanScyoc her Legislative Citation.

WV Delegate Mike Ferro (D-Marshall) presented Moundsville Middle School teacher Joy VanScyoc a Legislative Citation Wednesday morning for her dedication to her students and for being named 2019 Marshall County Teacher of the Year.

She teaches rotational art at Moundsville Middle School in a year-long art studio course, and instructs a Project Lead the Way class called “Design and Modeling.” VanScyoc sponsors an art club where students participate in school-wide activities including set design for school musicals, community art shows and competitions, and school-wide artistic designs for athletic events and activities. The opportunities given to her students have resulted in many local and regional awards. She also created a new chapter of the Technology Student Association that focuses on completing challenges and competing in various areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math. VanScyoc has used art to transform the culture at her school and to build bridges with other schools and the broader community.

VanScyoc is also one of the finalists for the coveted West Virginia Teacher of the Year Award. The state award winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Charleston.