Chrisney Elementary teacher earns Peabody Leader award | People
Brittany Forler of Chrisney Elementary has been named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2012-13 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her compassion and commitment to students.
As a special education teacher, Forler believes that all students should be included in the classroom. She encourages her students to take every opportunity to learn, grow and reach personal goals. She was recently named lead teacher for her school, and in this role she guides and assists her colleagues when the principal is unavailable. Forler also promotes science, technology and math through programs including, Lego Robotics, VEX Robotics and Minds in Motion.
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.
“We are grateful for the inspiration Brittany Forler provides to students, and we applaud her leadership within the school community.” said Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy. “Brittany is to be commended as an individual who excels in her profession, and we are pleased to recognize her as a Peabody Energy Leader in Education.”