Mt. Vernon Teachers Up for National Award

MT. VERNON — Two Mt. Vernon District 80 educators have been nominated for a national award.

Mt. Vernon Primary Center teachers Johnny Smith and Erika Phelps have been nominated for a 2017 Life Changer of the Year Award. Both Smith and Phelps were nominated by Primary Center Principal Shannon Marler.

National Life Group Foundation sponsors the award that honors educators and school employees who make a difference in the lives of their students. The grand prize is $10,000 and half of that sum is donation to the school.