Cabell County 8th grade teacher wins West Virginia honor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Cabell County instructor has been named the West Virginia teacher of the year.

Brian Casto was recognized along with School Service Personnel of the Year Katherine Miller during a ceremony Tuesday night at the Culture Center in Charleston.

Casto teaches West Virginia studies to eighth graders at Milton Middle School. He creates lessons and two-minute animated videos that preserve the state’s history and culture, the Department of Education said in a news release.

Casto will receive a car to use in teacher of the year activities along with thousands in cash prizes from various groups.

Miller has been a cafeteria manager at Wayne High School for 19 years. She was involved in the development and implementation of her school’s meal pickup program. She also cooks pregame meals for the football team, participates in fundraising dinners for Hospice of Huntington and is involved with the Wayne County Special Olympics, the statement said.