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Members participate in union-sponsored professional development program

Seven AFT members traveled to Linthicum, MD in July to participate in AFT’s Professional Development Educator Academy.  Tega McGuffin (Fayette County), Angie Turkelson (Putnam County), Andy Bird (Putnam County), Corinne Scurlock (WVSSPA), Kim Hamrick (Morgan County) and Angela Schwer (Fairmont State University) spent 10 days at the union-sponsored, research-based professional development program designed to address the complexities of teaching.


AFT's TEACH program was created by the American Federation of Teachers to bring K-12 teachers into direct contact with the growing body of scientifically validated research findings that can have significant impact on how well they do their jobs.