Riggins joins faculty at Davis & Elkins College
ELKINS — Danielle Riggins has been appointed instructor of education at Davis & Elkins College. Beginning with the current semester, she teaches introductory and upper level courses to prepare future educators and serves an adviser to Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education.
Riggins has 16 years of experience teaching in the public school system at Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School, Elkins Middle School and Midland Elementary School. She also has served in various capacities at D&E, including the Educator Preparation Provider Advisory Committee, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation team and as a D&E liaison for public school cooperating teachers.
“When the instructor of education position opened, it was a natural step for me to apply,” Riggins said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to join the faculty of Davis & Elkins College and to work in the education department. It’s an honor to instruct and impact future teachers.”
For her work as an educator, Riggins received the Arch Coal Golden Apple Award in 2016. She was selected Midland Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2013, Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2009 and Tucker County Teacher of the Year in 2009.
Riggins holds a master’s degree in elementary education and a bachelor’s degree in multi-disciplinary studies, both from West Virginia University. In addition, she earned a National Board Certification in Early Adolescence English Language Arts and certification as a Reading Specialist, pre-K to adult.
Outside of her career in education, Riggins is active in 4-H, volunteering as a Leadership Washington Focus-National 4-H Conference counselor, 4-H Club volunteer, Younger Camp counselor and county 4-H chair of Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.