Nominations Open for Arch Coal Teacher Awards

Sep 14, 2016

Arch Coal, Inc. logo. (PRNewsFoto/Arch Coal, Inc.)

Arch Coal, Inc. logo. (PRNewsFoto/Arch Coal, Inc.)

Nominations are now open for the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards Program in West Virginia and Wyoming.

Ten outstanding teachers in each state will receive a $3,500 personal cash award as well as widespread recognition. Teacher nominations may be made online at or obtained at schools and libraries in each state, as well as Taco John’s locations throughout Wyoming. Nominations will close Jan. 9, 2017, and recipients will be named in the spring.

“A solid education is essential for our youth – for their future, their families and their communities,” said Deck Slone, senior vice president of Arch Coal, Inc. “The role of a classroom teacher who can develop the talents of their students continues to be paramount.”

In the Arch Coal teacher recognition program, the public nominates exceptional teachers, and a panel of past recipients in each state makes the selections. Nominated teachers complete a comprehensive application that highlights their personal teaching philosophy and style as well as their academic accomplishments.

The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards is being supported again this year in program promotion in Wyoming, the program is supported by the Office of the Governor, Wyoming Department of Education, the Wyoming Library Community, the Wyoming Education Association, and Taco John’s.

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