Douglas, WY, January 26, 2015 – Jamie Kerns
of Douglas Intermediate School was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2014-15 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her dedication and commitment to students.
Known as an innovative and tireless educator, Third Grade Teacher Jamie Kerns routinely displays masterful skills as a teacher. She is able to recognize academic areas of struggle and address them with focused, direct instruction. Ms. Kerns is exceptional at creating a warm and supportive learning environment for her students, while incorporating humor and fun, appropriately. Students want to perform for her. The care she shows for her students is evident to students, staff and parents. Her classroom is a pleasure to observe because it is organized, focused and fun.
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 Jamie Kerns provides to her students, and we applaud her leadership within the school community,” said Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy. “Ms. Kerns is to be commended as an individual who excels at 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 2014-2015 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. Nominations may be made at www.PeabodyEnergyLeadersInEducation.org.
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 2014-2015 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.
Nominations may be made at: www.PeabodyEnergyLeadersInEducation.org.
More information can also be found at: www.facebook.com/PeabodyEnergyLeaders
About Peabody Energy
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