Local teacher named Peabody Energy Leader in Education | Schools
Jennifer Meadors of Castle High School was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2012-13 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her compassion and commitment to students.
Meadors was chosen for her dedication to helping students with developmental disabilities. As a life-skills teacher, she mentors and guides students to learn how to be independent in everyday life. She earned grants to create a sensory room at her school, which is a therapeutic space designed to calm children who have difficulty responding to environmental stimuli. Meadors is also active throughout the school community and coordinates the peer tutor 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 throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders.
“Jennifer Meadors is a true leader in education as she is dedicated to the needs of students with disabilities,” said Vic Svec, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Peabody Energy. “Peabody created the Leaders in Education program to give outstanding educators like Jennifer the recognition they deserve.”
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