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Top Workplaces 2020 Award
Top Workplaces 2020 Award
MVR-III School District
Monday, August 03, 2020


Pacific, Missouri. August 3, 2020– Meramec Valley R-III School District has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Post-Dispatch. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”

Dr. John Mulford, Superintendent of Schools, “We are excited to receive this recognition for the second year in a row. I believe this speaks to the dedication of our people at all levels within our school district.” 

MVR-III has been honored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for distinctions in academic performance on state assessments, along with State and National Character Education awards. Additionally, MVR-III schools have received recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), National Blue Ribbon, and a Missouri Gold Star.

Approximately 3,000 students attend school in the district, grades pre-K-12. In addition, MVR-III employs about 450 teachers and staff, with the faculty averaging over 13 years of experience and the majority possessing advanced degrees. The District covers 113 square miles with nine schools serving the communities; one early childhood program (Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center), five elementary schools (Coleman, Nike, Robertsville, Truman, and Zitzman), one intermediate school (Pacific Intermediate), one middle school (Riverbend Middle) and one high school (Pacific High). The District mission is "Together We Make a Difference in Doing What's Best for Kids."

Matt Trower, Board of Education President, “It’s truly an exciting time to be a part of the MVR-III family.  As a district, we strive to be the district of choice in our area and I think earning this award reaffirms our commitment to our staff.  I couldn’t be more proud of our district staff and administration for the teamwork they display each and every day.”

MVR-III serves residents of Pacific, Catawissa, Robertsville, Gray Summit, and Villa Ridge with a total of 27,912 residents (2016 census estimate). The largest employers in the community are ADB, Husky Corporation, Purina Farms, True Manufacturing, US Silica Company, Walker Product, and Winter Technologies.

About Energage

Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @teamenergage and Facebook and LinkedIn @energage.