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Middle Creek Elementary School teacher Stephanie Crow has been named as the 2020-2021 Ohio County Schools Teacher of the Year. She is now in contention to be named as the West Virginia Teacher of the Year.

Crow was recognized during the May 26 regular meeting of the Ohio County Board of Education. Middle Creek Elementary School Principal Katrina Lewis said she was thrilled to learn that Crow was named as the Ohio County Schools teacher of the year. She said Crow, who is a fourth-grade teacher, creates a climate and culture in her classroom that students find fun and exciting. Lewis said Crow fosters a love of learning in her students.

“I have been a teacher and an administrator for many years, and Stephanie may be the best I’ve ever seen,” she said. “She has an incredible ability to establish real and meaningful relationships with her students. They are drawn to her because she is engaging, and that makes them want to learn. She is always trying something new, and that makes the children excited to be there. Her classroom climate is phenomenal, and what she’s done as an educator is tremendous.”

Crow is in her tenth year of teaching, and she has taught for five years at Middle Creek. Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kimberly Miller congratulated Crow on earning her distinction. She said she would not be surprised if Crow earns statewide recognition.

“Ms. Crow is an outstanding educator,” Miller said. “She is dedicated to her students, and she inspires them with her enthusiasm. Ohio County Schools has excellent teachers, and she is one of the finest we have. She will represent our schools well, and I know she is a great candidate to be named as the West Virginia Teacher of the Year.”

Crow is also a motocross competitor. She was once featured in an

NBC Sports segment during a broadcast of the Monster Energy Supercross.

She created the YouTube channel “Education MOTOvation” featuring lessons related to motocross and other action sports. Crow said teachers from around the U.S. have contacted her to let her know that their students watch the “Dirt Bike Teacher” lessons. She also enjoys snowboarding, basketball, hockey and softball. Crow’s musical talents include the violin and drums.

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