Howell educator named Peabody Logos Leader in Education
Ted Huff of Francis Howell Middle School in O’Fallon has been named a Peabody Logos Leader in Education for the 2011-12 school year, and was awarded $1,000 for his compassion and commitment to mentoring students and school faculty.
As assistant principal, Huff is dedicated to improving both student and faculty achievement. He coordinates unique professional development opportunities for faculty, serves as the special education administrator to support the needs of students with disabilities, and works to educate school administrators on the importance of character education, both locally and nationally.
The Peabody Logos 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 educators and business leaders.
“Dr. Ted Huff is a shining example of excellence in education. He serves as a trusted mentor, mediator and advocate for students, faculty and parents at his school,” 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 Ted the recognition they deserve.”
In partnership with Logos School, 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 2011-12 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.
Winners 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.