The award was given to him in his classroom Friday morning with several administrators, colleauges and students on hand. Among the assignments and activites Peagler has given to his students include hosting a Rube Goldberg day, whre teams of students compete to design machines in the manner of cartoonist and engineer Rube Goldberg. Goldberg's maghines are designed to accomplish a simple task in the most convoluted, absurd way possible. The students machines are exhibited to the public in the hal on the day of the competition.
Peagler said he had received congratulations from many people for his award.
“It really takes loving the kids and loving the place you work at,” Peagler said. “That drives you to do the extra work that it takes.”
Flanked by students, Starkville High School physics teacher Dane Peagler, center, poses with the Tireless Teacher Award. Peagler is the recipient of the award, given every quarter by SHS administration.