Monday, March 4, 2013
Teacher Elizabeth Pesco wins prestigious award

National Life Group announced that Ethel W. Staton Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Pesco received a 2012-13 LifeChanger of the Year award on March 1, 2013. The fifth-grade teacher is one of only 10 educators across the nation to receive the award, which honors teachers who make a positive difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. "Elizabeth Pesco is a shining example of the powerful, positive influence educators can have in the lives of their students,” said Mehran Assadi, CEO of National Life Group. "Her demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students to learn and succeed makes her a true life changer.” Pesco was selected from more than 400 nominations in 33 states. As a LifeChanger of the Year, she receives a $3,000 cash prize which is split between a $1,500 individual award and a matching $1,500 contribution to her school.