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100-plus St. Louis-area educators honored

By: Jessica Meszaros

On Nov. 12, 109 local educators from across St. Louis and St. Charles were honored at the 2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards. Recipients were selected by their schools’ administration and honored for their accomplishments in their field. The ceremony and reception were held at the Ritz Carlton, where each recipient received an engraved Tiffany & Co. crystal apple box.

“Emerson is proud to recognize educators in the St. Louis area who show an unwavering commitment to the successful futures of their students,” said David J. Rabe, Emerson’s vice president of corporate social responsibility. “We are delighted to celebrate the vital role of our community’s inspiring educators in this annual awards program.”

Award recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a Gold Star Grant from Emerson, to be presented in spring 2018. The competitive grants, which are designed to fund educational projects that reflect the pillars of the Emerson brand, have awarded a total of about $555,000 to area teachers and schools since 2006.

The Excellence in Teaching Awards program began in 1989 and is sponsored annually by Emerson, a global technology and engineering leader headquartered in St. Louis. The company donated $8.3 million to more than 565 education programs, individual schools and scholarship recipients nationally this past year.

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