Peabody Energy Leaders In Education
That’s why Peabody Energy created the Leaders in Education program. By honoring education professionals – from teachers and coaches to librarians and counselors – Peabody Energy is recognizing the heroes in education who help our children achieve their true potential.
The Leaders in Education program honors dedicated and compassionate educational professionals with awards and recognition at an annual dinner reception.
Honorees are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders and each earn a $1,000 award.
Do you know an educator who deserves recognition for tireless commitment to students and education? Help celebrate these exceptional leaders.
Peabody Energy, believes in making a positive difference in every community where it lives and works. That’s why Peabody Energy bring the Leaders in Education program to the communities where it operates.
KMOX is proud to be the media partner of the Peabody Energy Leaders In Education program.
Local Educator Named Peabody Energy Leader in Education
St. Louis, Mo., December 10, 2013 – Jeanette Hencken of Webster Groves High School was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2013-14 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her dedication and commitment to students.
As Webster Groves’ chemistry and forensic science teacher, Hencken makes science interesting to students by focusing on how the information they learn in the classroom is applicable in real life. This effort led her to develop a forensic science course, as well as a program that collects and edits shoe data used by law enforcement to solve crimes. In this program, students communicate with actual FBI experts and keep a database used by the bureau. Hencken also contributes to nationwide science curriculum by writing a forensic science textbook that has been published nationally.
The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program rewards dedicated education professionals—from teachers and coaches to librarians and counselors—who inspire and motivate youth to succeed. Award recipients are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders.
“We are grateful for the inspiration Jeanette Hencken provides to her students and we applaud her leadership within the school community,” said Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy. “Mrs. Hencken is to be commended as a leader in her profession and we are pleased to recognize her as a Peabody Energy Leader in Education.”
The Leaders program was developed in Missouri in 2009, and reflects Peabody’s commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where the company’s employees live and work by honoring those who inspire students. The 2013-2014 award program is continuing to accept nominations and is open to educational professionals of public, private and independent schools in designated communities where Peabody Energy employees live and work.
Honorees are selected from a diverse group of educators. They can range from veteran teachers to individuals in support staff roles such as administrators, coaches or counselors. Each 2013-2014 Leader in Education will be honored at an awards gala after this school year, where one will be named Educator of the Year and awarded $5,000.
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