Jasper office manager receives Peabody award

From local sources

JASPER — Jasper High School office manager Deb Schum was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education at a surprise convocation today.


Schum received a $1,000 check and will be eligible for a regional prize of $5,000 to be awarded later in the school year. In a press release, Peabody Energy said Schum was chosen for the award because she “finds time to nurture students who stop by for a kind word, an encouraging talk or a much-needed hug.”  

The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education campaign recognizes leaders in communities in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Wyoming, where Peabody Energy, a private-sector coal company, operates.

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