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Concord Earns 2020 State School of Character Award

Feb. 3, 2020

Concord Elementary School is one of 14 Missouri schools and 81 schools nationwide to receive the 2020 State School of Character Award from, a nonprofit organization that validates character initiatives in schools and communities around the world.

"Concord’s mission is empowering innovative learners who lead with kindness. We encourage our students to grow through leadership and innovation," said Principal Dr. Angie Moehlmann. "Our staff and volunteers continually go above and beyond to make Concord Elementary School a great place to learn and grow."

Concord’s focus on character education includes student wellbeing with their CALM room, student-led initiatives, experience-based learning and a strong community with dedicated volunteers. The school focuses on engaging all students with learning experiences that spark collaboration, encourage communication, enhance creativity and develop critical thinking skills. In addition, Concord’s staff works hard to make sure all students feel like they belong within the school community.

Criteria for selection are based on’s 11 Principles of Character, which include providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in the character-building effort. will honor its 2020 State Schools of Character during a national character education forum scheduled for Oct. 1-3 in Washington, D.C.