Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Laurelhurst Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Honored Last Friday

Diana from Symetra Financial sent us this new release about 3rd Grade Teacher, Mr. Anderson, who was honored as "Hero in the Classroom." Congratulations!

Last year's winner was Mr. Howard, who teaches 5th grade at the school.

Laurelhurst Elementary School Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

BELLEVUE, Wash. — (Oct. 22, 2010) — Symetra Financial and the Seattle Seahawks honored Laurelhurst Elementary School teacher Bryce Anderson as a “Hero in the Classroom” during a special assembly at the school this afternoon. Anderson has taught third grade at Laurelhurst Elementary since 2006.

“Mr. Anderson engages all of the students in his classroom,” said Allison Rider, a Laurelhurst Elementary student’s parent. “He constantly demonstrates and elaborates on the topics he teaches. Importantly, he teaches so that students can utilize the information at the moment — and then throughout their education and lives. I would venture to bet that each student feels important, heard and valued in Mr. Anderson’s classroom.” Rider nominated Anderson for a Hero in the Classroom award.

Anderson is one of  24 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area that will be honored for educational excellence in the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program during the 2010 NFL season. Teachers are recognized in front of their students and peers at surprise in-school presentations. In addition, they receive tickets to a Seahawks home game and are acknowledged during on-field presentations at Qwest Field. Anderson will be recognized at the Oct. 24 game when the Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals.

Teachers may be nominated by their principal, district staff, student or student’s parent. The winners are selected based on their ability to balance the core curriculum with students’ individual needs; build trust among students, parents and the community; and invest in their students’ long-term success.

In addition to honoring exceptional teachers on and off the field, each of the schools represented by a 2010 teacher Hero will be eligible for an MVP Award, which provides funding to enhance learning in Seattle-area schools. Three $10,000 grants will be awarded at the end of the 2010 football season.

(photo courtesy of Symetra)


Gye Greene said...

Good job, Mr. Anderson!


RLT said...

This is great, Mr. Anderson. Congratulations! Robyn & Gene