teacherwithboy_550x402One 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.

Do you know an educator who deserves recognition for tireless commitment to students and education? Help celebrate these exceptional leaders.


Nominate an educator today.

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

Bobby Hughes of the Normandy School District was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2013-14 school year, and awarded $1,000 for his dedication and commitment to students.

As the district’s STEM and career pathway coordinator, Bobby works tirelessly to ensure students have the best opportunities available to them. Among his duties, he is the math coordinator and AP and A+ coordinator, where he has increased student enrollment. He is also the head of several of the district’s curriculum writing committees, which will improve the level of the instruction in the classes offered. He was also recently instrumental in helping the district be awarded a higher education grant.

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 Bobby Hughes 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 Mr.Hughes as a Peabody Energy Leader in Education, and we thank him for working diligently to transform the lives of his 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

Nominations may be made at: PeabodyEnergyLeadersInEducation.org
More information can also be found at: Facebook.com/PeabodyEnergyLeaders

About Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. For further information, go to PeabodyEnergy.com and CoalCanDoThat.com.