Beth Nunley WVDE TOTY Finalist

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced its ten finalists for the 2022 West Virginia Teacher of the Year on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Finalists were selected among the Teachers of the Year from each school district.

This year’s finalists represent elementary, middle, and high school educators from all state regions, including Putnam County Schools’ very own 2021-22 Teacher of the Year, Beth Nunley.

Beth Nunley serves kindergarten through fifth-grade students as a music teacher at Eastbrook Elementary School. Of her 30 years teaching music, Nunley has held her current position for the last 17. She earned a B.S. in Music Education from West Virginia State University and an M.Ed. in School Counseling from Marshall University.

Ms. Nunley prides herself on being an energetic, enthusiastic, and passionate teacher who instills music appreciation in her students. In addition, she continues to research and collaborate with her co-workers to use music education to influence Eastbrook Elementary’s school culture.

We could not be prouder of Ms. Nunley and wish her the best of luck!

West Virginia’s 2022 State Teacher of the Year will be announced on September 7, 2021, at a ceremony at Embassy Suites in Charleston. The winner will represent West Virginia in the National Teacher of the Year Program.

For more information about the West Virginia Teacher of the Year candidates, please visit