(Casper Star Tribune, June 23) -One of the largest coal producers in the world recently honored 10 Wyoming teachers with achievement awards.
Arch Coal recognized teachers from Casper, Rozet, Cheyenne, Gillette, Hanna, Cody and Lovell with the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award, an award that has been handed out to teachers around the state for 15 years.
The teachers were nominated by the public and then selected by a panel of past recipients. Each teacher received a $3,500 cash award, a plaque and a trophy.
The announcement was made at the end of April in Gillette at a ceremony attended by CEO John Eaves, Gov. Matt Mead and Wyoming Education Association Executive Director Ron Sniffin.
The honorees are:
- Karen Bayert, from the Woods Learning Center in Casper;
- Cinnamon Rae Dow, from Summit Elementary School in Casper;
- Emily Driskill, from Rozet Elementary School in Rozet;
- Sarah Krank, from South High School in Cheyenne;
- Kim Mugg, from Buffalo Ridge Elementary School in Cheyenne;
- Tracey Lawrence, from Paintbrush Elementary School in Gillette;
- Allison Shirley, from Paintbrush Elementary School in Gillette;
- Catherine McAtee, from Hanna Elementary School in Hanna;
- Audra Morrow, from Glenn Livingston Elementary School in Cody; and
- Caleb Sanders, from Lovell High School in Lovell.
“Great teachers have the ability to inspire their students,” Mead said, according to a press release. “The teachers honored by Arch Coal have that ability. It is my pleasure each year to join Arch Coal in recognizing these exceptional educators. I congratulate this year’s honorees and thank them for building a strong foundation for our children and Wyoming’s future.”