ROCK SPRINGS – Jostens has announced that Rock Springs High School’s Debbie Petrie-Bullock has been recognized as a Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year. Petrie-Bullock and other Jostens Renaissance award winners were honored at the 25th annual Jostens Renaissance National Conference in Orlando, Florida from July 15-17.
The Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year award honors educators who have demonstrated superior performance and achievement in the operation of their schools’ Jostens Renaissance program. This year Jostens selected Petrie-Bullock and two others for this highly honorable award.
Petrie-Bullock received the Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year honorary ring and award from Chuck Mooty, president and CEO, Jostens, and Mike Wolf, director of Jostens Renaissance Education.
“Jostens is honored to recognize Debbie Petrie-Bullock as a Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year,” said Mike Wolf, director of Jostens Renaissance Education. “The passion and dedication of these educators, along with educators all over the world, are the driving force in impacting students’ academic performance, attendance and behavior. They have been instrumental in creating improved morale in their schools, which has resulted in raised GPAs, school attendance and graduation rates. They have also addressed the intangibles– they have worked with their school colleagues to create an environment where every student belongs, not just attends. ”
Debbie is a social worker at Rock Springs and has been in education for 24 years. She received her Bachelors in Sociology with a social work endorsement at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and serves on the county commissioned board for the library system and community fine arts center.
Said Darrin Peppard, Principal of Rock Springs High School, “As a believer in kids, in positive reinforcement, and that we could truly make a difference, Debbie embarked on the journey with several of us that has taken us to a place we now call the #RoadToAwesome. We have had such incredible success in our school: vast improvements in graduation rates, dramatic increase in student attendance, and a very positive culture and climate. This would not be possible without all of Debbie’s heart, dedication, and love.”
About Jostens Renaissance
For 25 years, Jostens has partnered with educators to renew school climate and culture through the Jostens Renaissance program and philosophy. Thousands of schools across North America are proud to call themselves “Jostens Renaissance” schools, sharing a sense of pride that is reflected in the results seen in improved academic performance, behavior, student engagement, and overall school spirit. Jostens Renaissance Education is a team within Jostens that is dedicated to providing conferences, workshops and content to educators. More information about Jostens Renaissance is available at www.jostensrenaissance.com.
Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company’s products include yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Founded in 1897 and based in Minneapolis, Minn., Jostens is a subsidiary of Newell Brands and can be found online at www.jostens.com.