Mason County Schools Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year and 2023 School Service Personnel Employee of the Year
Mason County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Keith R. Burdette is pleased to announced Mason County Schools’ nominees for the 2023 West Virginia Teacher of the Year and 2023 School Service Employee of the Year.
2023 Mason County Teacher of the Year – Lisa G. Bryant
Lisa G. Bryant, a second-grade teacher at Point Pleasant Primary School, has been named Mason County’s Teacher of the Year for 2023. Ms. Bryant has served Mason County students for 26 years, teaching multiple grade levels and subjects as well as special education. She holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Education K-8 and Mentally Impaired K-12 as well as Master of Arts Degrees in Learning Disabilities K-12 and Reading K-12. Ms. Bryant’s degrees and certifications were obtained from Marshall University. She has served in school leadership positions throughout her career and was named Stewart Johnson Post 9926 Teacher of the Year in 2009 and Carol S. Miller Reading Teacher of the Year in 2010-11. Ms. Bryant also teaches piano and enjoys playing the piano for community events including the Black Knight Revue.
2023 Mason County School Service Personnel Employee of the Year – Marketta Crum
Marketta Crum, secretary at Beale Elementary School, has been named Mason County’s School Service Personnel Employee of the Year for 2023. Ms. Crum has been employed by Mason County Schools since 2001 and has served as Secretary for Beale Elementary School from 2008 to the present. Ms. Crum is noted for her exceptional skills and willingness to assist students and staff. She is active in the community as an advocate for juvenile diabetes research and is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution organization.
Ms. Bryant and Ms. Crum, along with individual school winners, will be honored early in the upcoming school year. As county winners, Ms. Bryant and Ms. Crum are now competing for state awards. Finalists for the 2023 West Virginia Teacher of the Year and 2023 West Virginia School Service Employee of the Year will be announced in July, and state winners will be announced on September 13 in Charleston.