yle Gordon of Collinsville High School was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2014-15 school year and awarded $1,000 for his dedication and commitment to students, according to a press release.
Gordon has made a tremendous impact on individual students, teachers, his school and community. He is an academic leader and master teacher who teaches Advanced Placement United States History as well as Leadership. Gordon also sponsors the largest Student Council in the nation with 415 student members because he believes all who want to help their school and community should be given the opportunity to do so without a popularity contest of election standing in the way. Whether it’s in council, activities or the classroom, Gordon gives countless hours to his students. He is a great listener and always goes the extra mile to make sure everything is fair, no matter what the cause.
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 anonymously throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders.
“Educators like Kyle Gordon are the heroes who help students find their true potential to succeed,” said Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy. “We are pleased to honor Mr. Gordon as a Peabody Energy Leader in Education, and we thank him for working diligently to transform the lives of his students.”
The 2014-2015 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.
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. Each 2014-2015 Leader in Education will be honored at an awards gala after this school year, where one will be named Educator of the Year and awarded $5,000.