Civic Memorial Principal Debra Pitts has been named as one of the 2011 Leaders in Education by Peabody Energy.  The entire student body and staff of the high school was packed into the high school commons this morning to watch their principal receive the award, and a check for $1,000.

Pitts says that she didn’t think the award was handed out until next year and that winning it means a lot.

Pitts Comments

As another bonus, Pitts will be automatically nominated for Peabody Energy’s Educator of the Year Award that will be handed out in January.