Raleigh County teachers prepare for fluid school year

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Teachers across Raleigh County were able to instruct students in-person today for the first time since March.

They were excited to be able to interact with students despite social distancing restrictions. Teachers have been working for several months to prepare themselves to teach students both in-person as well as remotely.

“I’m just super excited to see people,” said Beckley-Stratton Middle School Sixth Grade Math Teacher Valerie Bostick. “I’ve been looking at their names on a roster. I’m excited to put a face with the name, and just get to know my students. In case we would have to go remote in the future, I would at least feel like I’ve developed a relationship with them first.”

The county provided teachers with sanitation materials for their classrooms as well as face shields to encourage social distancing.