Teachers aren't always recognized for their work, but today 20 got a big thank you.
Some teachers at Sharon Dawes Elementary School in Kanawha County were each awarded $50 gift cards from Walmart to use for school supplies for their classroom.
Many teachers have to use their own funds to buy these supplies. Steve Pennington was one of today's recipients.
"Here at Sharon Dawes -- I feel that we have a good community and glad to be here -- feel real honored because I know there's probably lots of other teachers in other schools that would like to have the same $50-gift card that they could use there also," he said.
The cards were part of Walmart's Teacher Awards program.