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Teacher Appreciation Week: A Day in the Life

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WOAY) – Some second grade students at Whitehorn Primary School are lucky enough to have the school’s Teacher of the Year leading their classroom.

Candace Bailey has been passionately teaching at the school for almost five years. She says the key to it all is keeping a tight schedule.

“It helps keep all the kids together [and they kind of know the schedule just as well as I do, so they keep me together,” said Bailey.

A lot more goes into her day-to-day life than sticking to lesson plans. Watch the video above for the full story.



Kassie Simmons

Kassie Simmons joined the team in January 2019 as a weekend journalist. She graduated from Virginia Tech in just two and a half years with a BA in multimedia journalism. During her short time at Virginia Tech, she served as the editor for the university’s chapter of The Tab. Kassie was named the top reporter for The Tab at Virginia Tech on multiple occasions and made the list for the top 30 reporters for The Tab in the U.S. She also studied theater performance and minored in creative writing. Before coming to WOAY, Kassie interned at WSLS in Roanoke and the Tidewater Review in her hometown of West Point, Va. She has loved following breaking news since her childhood and has a passion for delivering the stories people care most about. Kassie is excited to be working in Southern West Virginia and looks forward to all the adventures ahead of her. You can follow her on Twitter at @KassieLSimmons and like her page on Facebook. If you have a story you think she should check out, send her an email at ksimmons@woay.com.


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