Teachers of the Week
- School: Lakeridge Elementary School
- Teaches: 1st Grade
- Favorite Player: Russell Wilson
"Kristi Collins works tirelessly to plan innovative lessons each day for her diverse first-graders. She creates a classroom environment where learning is rich, and students are engaged and thriving in their school," said Mickey Dunn, the parent of one of Collins's former students. "Mrs. Collins sees her students for the real, true gifts they are to Lakeridge and the world. She gives them the knowledge and language to understand that their learning in first grade will impact their life goals. We were very proud and honored to have Mrs. Collins change our son's life one day at a time. He loved first grade - and now loves math and reading too." Dunn and Farrell nominated Collins for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom award.
- School: Lake Youngs Elementary School
- Teaches: 2nd Grade
- Favorite Player:
"Cathy Jones is an amazing teacher, whose creativity and dedication are evident throughout her Lake Youngs classroom. You know her class is different from the very first day, when she challenges students to set their own standards for their behavior," said Susanne Unger, whose twins are currently students of Ms. Jones. "Ms. Jones encourages creativity and problem-solving in her classroom. The entire class works together on all aspects of their learning - from setting class rules to how projects are run." Unger nominated Jones for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom award.