TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) The Tazewell County Board of Education meeting had a lengthy agenda, but didn’t forget about Women’s History Month. During the meeting, Graham High School teacher Renee McAvoy presented a slideshow about NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Johnson is known as one of the women who helped NASA during the space race. But, before she was recruited, Johnson was a teacher in Tazewell County.

During the meeting, McAvoy asked the board to make February 20th Katherine Johnson Day for Tazewell County Public Schools. There was no objection to that proposal and was passed without debate.

Johnson taught in Tazewell

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