The Times West Virginian

July 16, 2013

Sestito named Academy Programs teacher/counselor of year

Gayle Manchin delivers keynote address

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Teresa Sestito was named Teacher/Counselor of the Year by Academy Programs LLC at a ceremony Tuesday evening with keynote speaker Gayle Manchin, president of the West Virginia State Board of Education.

The company, which manages the Youth Academy in Fairmont, works with children exhibiting behavioral issues that prevent them from functioning in academic home environments. A teacher/counselor works with these students to learn through these issues and succeed despite the obstacles in their path.

Manchin congratulated Sestito and all the teachers and educational staff present, stressing how crucial it is for teachers to form strong relationships with their students to foster learning.

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