Peabody Energy Recognizes Teacher as Leader in Education

- One Tri-State teacher was honored for her work in the classroom.

Scott Elementary School teacher Kimber Scarlett received the Peabody Energy's Leader in Education Award today. The 5th grade teacher was surprised with the award and a $1,000 check during an assembly this morning.

The award honors local educators for inspiring and motivating youth to succeed. Recipients are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders.

"Our boys and girls," said Scarlett, "everyday they come in and they're smiling and they give you hugs. So, we get a lot of that recognition just from their attitude when they come to school in the morning from their parents. But to have that outside source coming in, that means a lot."

Each Leader in Education will be honored at an awards gala after this school year. One will be named educator of the year and be awarded $5,000.

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