May 9, 2013
Strawberry Park Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Katie Malone reacts after Maureen Moore, of Peabody Energy, presented her with a Peabody Energy Leader in Education award for the 2012-13 school year. Malone was awarded $1,000 for her compassion and commitment to students. The Peabody Energy Leader in Education program rewards dedicated education professionals — from teachers and coaches to librarians and counselors — who inspire and motivate youths to succeed. Award recipients are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders.