Crestwood Elementary Principal Named Leader in Education
The school has been a National School of Character and National Blue Ribbon School under Principal Scott Taylor, a 2012-2013 Peabody Energy Leader in Education.
Scott Taylor of Crestwood Elementary School was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2012-13 school year, and awarded $1,000 for his compassion and commitment to students, according to a release from Peabody Energy.
As principal, Taylor is an enthusiastic educator who is passionate about improving education. He sets the bar high for students and has led his school to achieve great success. Through his leadership, Crestwood Elementary was named a 2011 National School of Character and a National Blue Ribbon School, the only school in the nation to receive both awards last year. Taylor’s school is also the only school in Missouri to be named a 2009 and 2011 Missouri Gold Star School.
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.
“Scott Taylor is a true leader in education and dedicated to his students’ success,” said Vic Svec, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Peabody Energy. “Peabody created the Leaders in Education program to give outstanding educators like Scott the recognition they deserve.”
The Leaders program was developed in Missouri in 2009, and reflects Peabody’s commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where the company’s employees live and work by honoring those who inspire students. The 2012-2013 award program is continuing to accept nominations and is open to educational professionals of public, private and independent schools in designated communities where Peabody Energy employees live and work. Nominations may be made at www.PeabodyEnergyLeadersInEducation.org.
Honorees are selected from a diverse group of educators. They can range from veteran teachers to individuals in support staff roles such as administrators, coaches or counselors.