Community School Teacher Named Peabody Energy Leader in Education
Jenn Haney of Community School was surprised Tuesday with the award.
Jennifer Haney, upper division music teacher at Community School, just received the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education award. The Leaders in Education program honors dedicated and compassionate educational professionals with awards and recognition at an annual dinner reception. Honorees are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders and each earn a $1,000 award.
Jenn has taught music to 2nd - 6th graders at Community School since 2008. A native of Crystal City, MO, Jennifer received her bachelor of music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and her MA Music History/Philosophy degree from Webster University in St. Louis. Jennifer was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to England and studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. After singing with the International Opera Festival di Roma and other companies in Europe, Jennifer returned to the U.S. and taught at the Maryland Conservatory of Music before coming to Community.
A favorite of students and adults alike, Jenn was a natural to receive this honor. Head of School Matthew Gould noted, “In her five years at Community School, Ms. Haney has completely reinvigorated the music program. The caliber of work the students are doing is exceptional and, equally important, the students are finding joy in the musical process. From “Recorder Karate” to acoustic guitar to the sixth grade independent project, Ms. Haney continues to grow Community’s music program to new heights.”