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 Educators Named Peabody Energy Leader in Education
Sandra Casson of Cathedral Grade School in Belleville 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 Cathedral’s reading and English teacher, Casson’s main goal is to engage and excite her students about learning while helping them grow emotionally, socially and academically. She helped create a school-wide Testing Week kickoff event, where students and staff enjoy a pep rally, competitions and daily inspirational messages. She even organized a video that included messages from local politicians, business owners and staff to show students the community was supporting them through the state testing week. In conjunction with her love of reading, Casson created a book club, which helps her students enjoy reading while increasing their comprehension and boosting confidence in their reading skills.
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.
“Educators like Sandra Casson 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. Casson as a Peabody Energy Leader in Education, and we thank her for working diligently to transform 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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