Anne Burkus-Chasson receives CASVA Fellowship

William Wallace, received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award for St. Louis-area educators.

109 local educators were honored at the 2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards. Recipients were selected by their schools’ administration to honor their accomplishments and steadfast dedication to the teaching profession. The ceremony and reception, where each recipient received an engraved Tiffany & Co. crystal apple box, were held at the Ritz Carlton on Sunday, November 12.

“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 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. Honorees from this year and the past five years are eligible to apply for the competitive grants, which are designed to fund educational projects that reflect the pillars of the Emerson brand – technology, innovation and leadership. Since 2006, Emerson has awarded $555,000 to area teachers and schools through the Gold Star Grant program.

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. Emerson and its Charitable Trust fund the Excellence in Teaching and Gold Star Grant programs. Under its Charitable Trust, the company donated $8.3 million to more than 565 education programs, individual schools and scholarship recipients nationally for the year ending September 30, 2017.

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