Symetra Financial and the Seattle Seahawks have honored 24 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area for educational excellence in the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program during the 2010 NFL season.
B.F. Day Elementary School teacher Kevin Zelko was one of those select few and he was honored on December 3rd with a celebration. Zelko is a special education teacher for third through fifth grades at the Fremont school and an educator worthy of the honor, says principal Susan McCloskey.
“Kevin’s patience and skills as an educator are a joy to watch each day,” said Susan McCloskey, principal of B.F. Day Elementary School. “He wants each child to feel good about his or her self and structures his classroom to foster their growth in self-esteem. His ultimate goal is to get his students back into general education classrooms with the skills they need to succeed both behaviorally and academically. Since he teaches third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, he is able to guide their success for several years.” McCloskey nominated Zelko for a Symetra Hero in the Classroom award.
With the award, B.F. Day is now 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.
Congrats to Kevin Zelko and B. F. Day for the honor.