BUCKHANNON The retiring superintendent of Upshur County Schools has closed the book on his 35-year career in Upshur County Schools a place he originally intended to stay just one year.
Scott Lampinen said he decided early in his life growing up in New Jersey that he wanted to be a teacher.
My fifth grade teacher Betty Stillwell was the one that inspired me to become a teacher, he said. I was actually a struggling reader as a youngster. She worked with me individually and as a group and really made me believe how much she cared about kids and seeing them progress.
She was doing things back then that we look at today as almost innovative small group instruction and project-based learning. She called it units of study. She pulled the group and integrated all curriculum together.
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