2019 Teacher of the Year:
Jada Reeves is a 5th-grade teacher at Bradley Elementary in Mt. Hope, West Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Concord University and a Masters in Reading Specialist from Marshall University. She became Nationally Board Certified in 2013. She is currently pursuing certification in administration. She serves on her school’s Local School Improvement Council, Instructional Practices Inventory Team, Leadership, and Wellness Committees. She conducts trainings for Raleigh County’s Innovative Team and serves on the Levy Planning Committee.
Reeves is an online facilitator and the Lead Coordinator for the Southern West Virginia National Board Certification Cohort through West Virginia Department of Education. She is actively involved in the planning committee for the West Virginia division of Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching. Reeves is a blogger for the National Board for Professional Teaching's blog, The Standard. In addition, she was recently appointed as Board of Director for the Education Alliance.
Reeves serves her community with her volunteer efforts with youth sports. Reeves is currently an assistant coach for a local middle school.
It is her desire to encourage young individuals to expend their efforts into always improving. She hopes to instill dedication, perseverance, and persistence into her pupil’s character. Becoming better is a never-ending pursuit that she portrays to them as a life goal; whether that be on the field, the classroom, or in the race of life.
Excitement is contagious and it shows in her classroom. Reeves is a passionate teacher who instills a love learning through innovative instruction!