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Arch Coal's Golden Apple Achiever Awards Go to 15 Teachers

May 12, 2005 at 12:00 AM EDT

Charleston, W.Va. (May 12, 2005) - Fifteen West Virginia teachers today were presented Golden Apple Achiever awards by Arch Coal, Inc., according to John R. Snider, the company's vice president for external affairs, eastern region.

"Earlier this year, Arch Coal honored 12 teachers with its Teacher Achievement Award," said Snider. "Usually, we make 10 achievement awards, but the scoring was so close that 12 awards were made. The 15 teachers we honor today scored within three percentage points of this year's Teacher Achievement Award recipients.

"Arch Coal is pleased to recognize the classroom teaching expertise of so many West Virginia teachers," Snider said.

Barbara Black

West Teays Elementary


Mary Frances Bullard

Mason Dixon Elementary


Sherry Craigo

George Washington Elementary


Amy Dillon

Wayne Middle School


Debra Gallaher

Shady Springs High School

Shady Springs

Amy Golden

Conner Street Elementary


Mary Haynes

Crescent Elementary


Esther Lauderman

Williamstown Elementary


Joyce Michaels

Frankfort Middle School


Katy Montgomery

Lewisburg Elementary School


Joyce Morris

Blackshere Elementary


Julia Ann Pauley

Princeton Senior High School


Carolyn J. Plachta

North Marion High School


Carol Sutphin

Emerson Elementary


Mary Ann Triplett

Clay Middle School


"The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program is the longest running, privately sponsored teacher recognition program in West Virginia," said Snider. "Our judges, who are former recipients of the award, continue to see imagination, innovation and expertise in the state's classrooms."

The recipients of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award were announced in March.

Arch Coal is the nation's second largest coal producer and mines clean-burning, low-sulfur coal exclusively. Approximately 2,000 people are employed at Arch's operations in West Virginia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACI) and maintains its corporate headquarters in St. Louis. More information about Arch Coal's teacher recognition program may be found on the company's Web site: