Oak Glen High School Counselor Sherrie Garner has been named the Chester, WV Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6450 Educator of the Year for 2021-2022. Sherrie is in in her 12th year as a school counselor.  She began her career in school counseling in Marion County Schools in Farmington, WV where she worked at Marion County Technical Center.  In the Fall of 2009, Sherrie moved home to New Cumberland, WV and began working for Hancock County Schools at Liberty Elementary School in Weirton, WV. Following her job assignment at Liberty, Sherrie worked as a Physical Education Teacher at Oak Glen High School for a year, then one year at Allison Elementary and New Manchester as their school counselor. In 2013, Sherrie moved to Oak Glen High School as a school counselor where she is the school counselor and head softball coach for the Golden Bears Softball Team.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Chester VFW Post 6450, ” said Garner upon receiving the award. She went onto share It has always been a career goal for her to become a school counselor. She began her career after earning a master’s degree at West Virginia University in 2007.  Prior to her career as a school counselor, she worked in behavioral medicine and residential treatment care at Chestnut Ridge Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Garner thanked the Chester VFW for presenting the trophy to her and for providing her with the opportunity to represent District I as the Educator of the Year. 

Present for the award presentation are (L to R) Dan Oyster – Senior Vice Commander, Sherrie Garner, Tom Torrence – Post Commander and Chad Blewitt – District I Commander