About Dr. Peppers 

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Television Host

Shakin' The Salt With Dr. Peppers

Professional Speaker

Motivation, Humor, Inspiration

Trainer/Consultant

Education, Business, Community

Radio Talk Show Host

Talk From The Heart & Quest For Character

Published Author

Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Blog

  

Dr. Peppers:

  • 2012 Telly Award for Featured Documentary
  •  Featured for Documentary on Higher Education Channel (HEC)
  •  Honored for hosting 250 TV episodes, The Outreach Connection
  •  Selected as weekly Featured Columnist for St. Louis newspaper
  •  Foundation Wall of Fame Scholarship Member: Grant Presenter
  •  Published in Chicken Soup For The Soul: Thanks, Dad!
  •  Published and co-authored book The Master’s Hand
  •  Selected presenter, International Federation of Speakers, S. Africa
  •  Selected as presenter at large school in Cuzco, Peru
  •  Featured on international television program,  SPOTLIGHT
  •  Published in book The Power of Words
  •  One of three most influential teachers, Lindbergh H. S. 50 year history
  •  Emcee for The Global Day of Prayer at Busch Stadium, St. Louis
  •  Recognition for outstanding leadership by Senator Claire McCaskill
  •  Finalist for A&E special, The Pulpit Masters
  •  Author, Chicken Soup For The Soul: Celebrating Mothers & Daughters
  •  Inducted into Midwest Education Hall of Fame
  •  Selected for Board of Directors for National Speakers Association
  •  Selected as Presenter for the Midwest Regional Emmy Awards
  •  Published by Bethany House: The Embrace of a Father
  •  Ten-year host of talk show on KJSL Radio, 3-6 PM Monday-Friday
  •  Story published in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul
  •  Television pilot and published in God Allows U-Turns
  •  MC for National Federation of Press Women, “Getting Published
  •  Featured on TCT Television internationally in 170 countries
  •  Interviewed in El Salvador on TBN Television, reaching 25 countries
  •  Ten Year Service Award as adjunct professor at Webster University
  •  Monthly columnist for St. Louis newspaper
  •  Biography published in anthology: Women Serving Women
  •  Featured on national television program, On Main Street
  •  Personal story published in Chicken Soup: Living Your Dreams
  •  1st Place, National Federation of Press Women Communication Contest
  •  Published in Chicken Soup for the Teacher’s Soul
  •  Authored and published full length book - It’s Your Turn Now!  
  •  Presenter in Europe, Africa, Greece, South America, Canada, Australia
  •  Keynoter at the Crystal Cathedral International Women’s Conference
  •  National Speakers Association 1st Place Regional Showcase Winner
  •  Published in God Allows U-Turns
  •  Outstanding Alumni Award, Webster University
  •  Selected as Presenter for the Regional Emmy Awards
  •  International Who's Who of Professional Management
  •  AT&T Cable Network Weekly Television Talk Show Host
  •  Featured by Bob Costas with Cardinal Baseball Hall of Fame
  •  Resolution of Honor by State of Missouri House of Representatives
  •  Inducted into National Teachers Hall of Fame
  •  Senate recommendation for Governor’s School Violence Task Force
  •  Proclamation given by U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard Riley
  •  St. Louis School Partnership ( Integration Program for Race Relations)
  •  Trainer for Lee Canter & Associates, 10 years: 
  •  Succeeding with Difficult Students, Discipline, Violence Prevention
  •  Selected to interview Presidential candidates and wives  
  •  Missouri State Technology Award
  •  St. Louis Hometown Hero Award  
  •  Published Action Research through Washington University
  •  World of Difference Award recipient,  B’nai B’rith, National Community
  •   Relations Award  of Honor, KMOV-TV, Education Award
  •   Featured Teacher of the Year, KMOX radio.  

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About Dr. Debra Peppers

 

Dr. Debra Peppers was one of only five teachers inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame upon her retirement from teaching English, speech and drama in St. Louis, Missouri. Among her honors is the Emmy award winning play CHOICES, as well as outstanding alumni at Webster University where she is on the adjunct faculty in the Masters program. For ten years Debra hosted a daily 3 hour drive time radio talk show, Talk from the Heart.  For five years she has hosted a weekly TV program, The Outreach Connection, where her tagline is  Shakin' the Salt with Dr. Peppers. Debra is a member of the National Speakers’ Association and has traveled to all 50 states and 60 countries. As an author she is in over twenty publications, including  Living Your Dreams,  God Allows U-Turns, A Father’s Embrace, Best Practices, 5 editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul and her own books, It’s Your Turn Now and Secrets of Success. Her speaking often incorporates her personal story of a 100-pound weight loss and having been a former high school dropout. Debra has been a featured speaker all over the world, from a one room school in Africa to the Crystal Cathedral to conventions of thousands - wherever she can motivate and encourage others. Click the buttons below for a more information.

Dr. Peppers' Mission:

Through humor and inspiration, to encourage and provide tools for positive change in the workplace, school, business, and community.
Speaking professionally throughout the world for more than twenty-five years to educators, businesses, and community organizations, Dr. Debra Peppers shares her amazing story of “From Troubled Teen to Teacher of the Year”, as well as her 100 lb. weight loss. Leading by example, Debra shares through unique communication strategies that even failure can be turned into success! Invite this former dropout, now a successful speaker, educator and PhD, to share her strategies, tools and techniques with your group. Your audience will thank you for bringing a unique presentation tailored specifically for them.

 

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