The lessons he learned and the mentors he had at Wheeling Park High School made Chalmer Moffett the excellent educator that he is today.
Moffett graduated from Wheeling Park High School in 2015, but he knew he would return. He loved Park’s academic programs, its athletics and extracurricular activities, and his teachers and coaches had a significant influence on him. Moffett knew the career path he would choose while still a high school student.
“I love Wheeling Park High School,” he said. “Park got me ready to move on to the real world by teaching me 21st century skills. There were electives that I was passionate about. I really liked radio and TV, and I anchored the Patriot Connection. I played football, baseball and basketball, and my coaches were amazing mentors. It was a no-brainer. I knew I was going to be a teacher.”
Moffett graduated from West Liberty University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education/History. He was a student teacher at Warwood School, and he was hired as a middle school science teacher at Warwood for the 2019-2020 school year.
Moffett returned to Wheeling Park High School as a history teacher at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. He loves teaching, but he is also involved with many activities beyond the classroom. Moffett serves as coordinator for Park’s Student Life and Student Council organizations, and he also coached boys basketball and girls tennis.
Moffett has been recognized for his work as a teacher. He recently won the WTRF7 Golden Apple Award for educators who go “above and beyond” for their students.
Moffett is a product of Ohio County Schools. He attended Middle Creek Elementary School and Bridge Street Middle School before attending Park. Those schools and their staff members meant a lot to him and led him toward a career in education.
“There were so many mentors who shaped me into the person I am today,” Moffett said. “It steered me in the direction I wanted to go. I love Ohio County Schools, because they’ve instilled in me the morals that I hold dear. I want to give back to the community that gave me so much. I want to be that mentor for younger people. That’s why I do what I do.”