Peabody Energy Leaders In Education

teacherwithboy 550x402 Peabody Energy Leaders In EducationOne educator can make a profound difference. Educators inspire, guide, teach and lead. They also transform lives.

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.

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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.

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Local Educators Named Peabody Energy Leader in Education

Marci Fendelman (Courtesy: Peabody Energy)

Marci Fendelman (Courtesy: Peabody Energy)

Marci Fendelman of Hardin Middle School in St. Charles 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.

Marci is Hardin’s English/Language Arts teacher and department chair. She is committed to building relationships and connecting with her students, and is known school-wide for her compassion and care, from the time her students enter her classroom – and even after they have completed their education at Hardin. She holds them to high standards both academically and personally, and inspires them to be confident, caring and humble people – while focusing on academic growth. Outside the classroom, Marci is involved with the Character Education program and co-organized the Junior Achievement program.

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 anonymously throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders.

“Educators like Marci Fendelman are the heroes who help students find their true potential to succeed,” said Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy. “We are pleased to honor Ms. Fendelman as a Peabody Energy Leader in Education, and we thank her for transforming the lives of her students.”

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.

Listen to Debbie Monterrey featuring this week’s educators on KMOX

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