Arch Coal Recognizes 19 Wyoming Teachers With Golden Apple Certificates
Wright, Wyo. (May 23, 2002) - Nineteen Wyoming teachers received "Golden Apple Achievers" certificates from Arch Coal, Inc., according to Greg Schaefer, vice president, external affairs, western region.
"Earlier this month, we recognized 10 outstanding Wyoming classroom teachers with our teacher achievement award," Schaefer said. "Our judges noted then that the competition was especially fierce. Only tenths of a percentage point separated recipients of the achievement award and the Golden Apple certificate.
"After only two years in Wyoming, our teacher recognition program has captured the imagination of the public and the respect of teachers across the state," Schaefer said. "Teachers nominated by the public must complete a grueling application, which is then examined and judged by a blue-ribbon panel of their peers. What is most gratifying to us at Arch Coal is that we can acknowledge that Wyoming is blessed with many, many excellent classroom teachers, who bring the magic of learning to their students every day."
The 19 teachers receiving the Golden Apple certificate are:
|Patricia Amunson||Reading||Wagonwheel Elementary||Gillette|
|Jennett Ballinger||Math||Dubois Middle School||Dubois|
|Melanie Boyes||English||CY Junior High School||Casper|
|Sue Demaree||Second Grade||Spring Creek Elementary School||Laramie|
|Linda Dixon||Talented & Gifted||Afflerbach Elementary||Cheyenne|
|Janet George||Kindergarten||Douglas Primary School||Douglas|
|Melanie Howlett||Art||Starrett Junior High School||Lander|
|Brant Jungck||Math||Poison Spider Elementary||Casper|
|William Malloy||Music||Hot Springs County High School||Thermopolis|
|Susan Mervis||Fifth Grade||St. Margaret's Elementary||Riverton|
|Ronald Miles||Fifth Grade||Douglas Intermediate School||Douglas|
|LaVonne Morrow||Kindergarten||Pershing Elementary||Rawlins|
|Janet Radkey||U.S. History||Dubois High School||Dubois|
|Christine Richards||Third Grade||Spring Creek Elementary||Laramie|
|Kirsten Rief||Language Arts||Afflerbach Elementary||Cheyenne|
|Marla Puett-Sandberg||Special Education||Sage Valley Junior High||Gillette|
|John Schenck||Biology||Hot Springs County High School||Thermopolis|
|Sarah May Stoll||Fourth Grade||Arapahoe Elementary||Arapahoe|
|Teresa Thurman||Art||Worland High School||Worland|
Arch Coal is the nation's second largest coal producer and employs more than 500 people in Wyoming. The company annually produces more than 65 million tons of clean-burning, low-sulfur coal at its Wyoming operations. Arch's Black Thunder operation, in Campbell County, is one of the nation's largest and most efficient coal mines. Arch Coal is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACI) and maintains its corporate headquarters in St. Louis.