Michael Funkhouser was named Teacher of the Year for the state of West Virginia for 2013. Funkhouser, 1980 CPASS graduate, started his teaching career as an elementary physical education teacher. In 1984, he begin teaching English at East Hardy High School in Baker, W.Va. As the West Virginia Teacher of the Year, he will travel the country throughout 2013. “I’ve been to Phoenix, St. Louis, Huntsville, Alabama. It’s been a big year so far. It’s really the work of the school why I’m sitting here. It’s nice to give back. I honestly wish every teacher could have this opportunity, and I’m doing what I can to represent every teacher in the state,” said Funkhouser.