She's our first Jan Dils Golden Apple winner of the school year, and her students say she has the ability to make every kid feel like a star.
Mrs. Jayne Whitlow, the drama teacher at Parkersburg South High School, took home the Golden Apple Tuesday.
Students tell WTAP this drama teacher is dedicated, deserving and committed to making sure every student has a chance to shine both in the classroom and on the stage.
Mrs. Whitlow says she hopes her students understand that what they're doing on stage today can set the stage for the rest of their lives.
Mrs. Whitlow has been teaching for about 30 years. She says teaching drama is her dream job.
Click on the video link to hear what Mrs. Whitlow has to say about the award and to learn what she hopes her students take away from her class.