The Governor and First Lady Justice spoke to the students and teachers at the West Virginia Milken Educators' Grow Your Own Pathway to Teaching event at the West Virginia Culture Center earlier this week.
They offered their unwavering support for educators and urged the importance of preparing students to become great teachers themselves.
The Milken Educator Award, an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation, recognizes excellence by honoring top educators nationwide with unrestricted monetary awards. There have been 76 Milken awards awarded in West Virginia since 1990.
The TeachWV Grow Your Own Pathway to Teaching program puts students on a path to becoming teachers. More than 250 West Virginia high school students are in the program, representing 37 counties.