Jasper teacher receives Peabody award

From local sources

JASPER — Jasper High School ethics, psychology and choir teacher Stephanie Jackman-Burns was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education at a surprise convocation this afternoon.


Jackman-Burns 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 Jackman-Burns was chosen for the award because she “has cultivated a student-centered classroom environment where students feel comfortable freely exchanging thoughts and ideas.” She has been with JHS for 19 years.

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

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