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PRINCETON (NEWS RELEASE) - Mercer County's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Meagan Cahill, received word yesterday that she is a Finalist for West Virginia Teacher of the Year. 

"I got a phone call from the West Virginia Department of Education yesterday," Cahill said.  "My interview is August 2nd."

In April, the Bluewell Title I Reading Specialist was named Mercer County Teacher of the Year, succeeding Ann Wells who held the title last year.  Cahill was Bluewell Teacher of the Year in 2009-2010 and 2012-2013.

According to Sarah Grose, Bluewell principal, Mrs. Cahill's strength is her exceptional ability to motivate students – not by demanding but by encouraging them to love learning.  "Whereas most students who struggle in a particular subject hate it and don't want to go to the class, Meagan's students just love her and are so motivated to learn every day," Grose said.

At Bluewell, Cahill's responsibilities exceed classroom instruction. She is a DIBELS Building Coordinator and Facilitator, as well as a liaison and facilitator for Acuity, Fast ForWord, and ReadNaturally.  Meagan coordinates WESTEST 2 Online Writing,  WESTEST 2 Assessment, and helps with Mercer County Reading Bee.

Meagan admits to a special passion for parent involvement.  "It is something close to my heart," she said. "We must not only educate the child, but the whole family. Many students come from homes that do not see the importance of education."

For the spring Title I Parent Involvement Night, Bluewell presented "The Historical Wax Museum." Fourth- and fifth- grade students researched a historical character then dressed as their character to give a one-minute informative speech for their parents. After a guided tour, parents received a short training on how to encourage their children to read with better comprehension.

Cahill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Bluefield State College, and a Masters in Reading as well as Educational Leadership and Supervision Certification from Concord University.  She has taught in Mercer County since 2006.

Meagan is married to Brad Cahill, and they have a 14-month old daughter, Elin.

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