Maureen Moore, Second from the left, program director for Peabody Energy’s Leaders in Education, asks Craig Middle School students why seventh grade science teacher Brynna Vogt, left, is a great teacher during a surprise assembly.

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Maureen Moore, Second from the left, program director for Peabody Energy’s Leaders in Education, asks Craig Middle School students why seventh grade science teacher Brynna Vogt, left, is a great teacher during a surprise assembly.

CMS teacher honored by Peabody Energy

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Maureen Moore, Second from the left, program director for Peabody Energy’s Leaders in Education, asks Craig Middle School students why seventh grade science teacher Brynna Vogt, left, is a great teacher during a surprise assembly.

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Brynna Vogt, a seventh grade science teacher at Craig Middle School, accepts a check Wednesday as part of the Peabody Leaders in Education award, which she was presented with during a surprise assembly.

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“The things that I see Miss Vogt do for her kids. The length that she goes to to see everybody successful and support that is unrelenting. It is admirable beyond belief and my biggest wish is that everybody in our audience one day sooner or later realizes what you have or had in Miss Vogt.”

CMS principal Julie Baker about seventh grade science teacher Brynna Vogt receiving the Peabody Energy Leader in Education award.

Craig Middle School seventh grade science teacher Brynna Vogt was honored Wednesday with the Peabody Energy Leader in Education award during a surprise assembly.

She was nominated and selected to receive the award, which includes $1,000 to be used at her discretion.

CMS principal Julie Baker said Vogt is a deserving recipient.

“The things that I see Miss Vogt do for her kids, the length that she goes to to see everybody successful and support that, is unrelenting," Baker said. "It is admirable beyond belief and my biggest wish is that everybody in our audience one day sooner or later realizes what you have or had in Miss Vogt.”

Part of that support includes activity outside of class as well.

Vogt designed the CSI Craig class, secured a grant that will establish a recycling program and school garden, implemented the first gifted and talented program, runs Model United Nations and is involved in Girls on the Run. Vogt also serves as a representative on the local education association and numerous other committees for Moffat County schools.

Maureen Moore, program director for Peabody Energy leader in Education, addressed students during the assembly about the reason for the award.

“It’s important we recognize people who will help children of all ages succeed by giving them opportunities and inspiring them,” Moore said. “You have somebody that’s a rock star in your presence.”

Additionally, several students were asked to come on stage and share what they appreciated about Vogt.

CMS sixth grader Lilli Pearce said she appreciated Vogt because of her hard work she puts in to produce the yearbook and making sure students have fun in school.

CMS seventh grader Mooki Ferguson said he was thankful for her willingness to help students.

“Miss Vogt is always there to help us. Even on her own time,” Ferguson said.

After a line of students shared, Moore went on to read comments from some of Vogt’s colleagues, including fellow science teacher Norm Yoast.

“She continuously tries to improve her own teaching methods by observing and asking others and attending workshops,” Yoast wrote. “She gives her best and in return expects it from her students.”

Peabody is still accepting nominations of educational professionals such as teachers, administrators, coaches and counselors.

To make a nomination or for more information, visit www.Peabody-EnergyLeadersInEducation.org

Darian Warden can be reached at 875-1793 or dwarden@craigdailypress.com

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