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A McDowell County teacher was awarded the title of Four Season Teacher of the Year Thursday night and was honored with a very big prize.
Amanda Marshall, a fourth-grade teacher at Fall River Elementary School in Big Sandy, was awarded the top honor and received a free vehicle to drive for a year from Cole Chevrolet. Marshall was one of six teachers from Mercer, McDowell, Tazewell and Bland counties who were honored at the event, which was co-sponsored by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Cole Chevrolet and WVVA.
“I am completely surprised,” Marshall said. “It’s unbelieveable and overwhelming. I am extremely humbled. I had no idea I would win. I am just amazed to be counted among these amazing educators here tonight.”
Marshall has taught for three years in McDowell County and served as a student teacher in the African country of Burkina Faso.