Wynbrooke Theme School Teacher Honored as 'Symetra Hero in the Classroom'
Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Wynbrooke Theme School teacher Myrissa Lindsey as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” on Sept. 14, 2012 during a special school assembly. Lindsey teaches physical education at the elementary school in Stone Mountain, Ga.
“Coach Lindsey always goes above and beyond when it comes to her students, and she, in turn, always encourages them to go the extra mile. She understands their individual learning styles and tries to meet students wherever their ability level lies — then pushes them forward to achieve their full potential,” said Tiffany Elston, a parent of one of Lindsey’s students. Elston nominated Lindsey for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award.
Lindsey is one of 16 K-12 teachers across Georgia who will be honored for educational excellence in the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program during the 2012 NFL season. Teachers are recognized in front of their students and peers at surprise in-school presentations, and they receive a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies. In addition, they receive tickets to a Falcons home game and are acknowledged during an on-field presentation at the Georgia Dome. Lindsey was recognized at the Sept. 17 game when the Falcons took on the Denver Broncos.
Teachers may be nominated by their principal, district staff, student or student’s parent. The winners are selected based on their ability to make a real difference in students' lives; to go above and beyond in their day-to-day responsibilities; and to help students build life skills.
More information about Symetra Heroes in the Classroom is available at
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