About Wes Laraway
Wes Laraway is a long time resident of Schoharie County and has deep ties to the community. He was born in Cobleskill and attended Middleburgh High School. He attended SUNY Oneonta where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in History and his Master's Degree in Reading Education. He currently teaches history at the Middleburgh Central School District, where he has been since graduating from college.
Wes has spent the last thirty years teaching, working, raising a family, running a farm and operating one of the largest privately funded animal rescue facilities in the Northeast while doing community service in his town, including serving as President of the Middleburgh Rotary Club in 2000.
Wes and his wife are known nationally for their efforts in saving animals: both wild and domestic. In 2016 he was presented with the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society Hero of the Year Award.
Wes and his wife Darcy teach at Middleburgh Central School. They consider the many other children who often gather at their dinner table their extended family. Wes has taught his children the same values that he was brought up with; hard work, respect, honesty, trust and his motto of "Leave the world a better place than you found it."
In August 2017 Wes and Darcy became grandparents for the first time.