Teachers of the Week

EMILY ZIMMERMAN

EMILY ZIMMERMAN

  • School: Technology, Engineering and Communications High School
  • Teaches: Social Studies and Leadership
  • Favorite Player: Russell Wilson
JENNIFER BROADSTONE

JENNIFER BROADSTONE

  • School: Echo Lake Elementary
  • Teaches: PreK to 12 Physical Therapist
  • Favorite Player: Pete Carroll

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EMILY ZIMMERMAN

  • School: Technology, Engineering and Communications High School
  • Teaches: Social Studies and Leadership
  • Favorite Player: Russell Wilson

"All of Emily Zimmerman's work is informed by her commitment to improving students' lives. She is a dedicated teacher who has high expectations of her students and who provides the support to help them reach those expectations, using inquiry to engage them in deep learning about the world and their place in it," said Bethany Sjoberg, a teaching colleague. "Emily also has served as the ASB advisor for several years and is passionate about student leadership that creates school unity and student empowerment. She attends annual leadership conferences in order to learn more about growing leadership programs, and brings back knowledge and resources to use at our school." Sjoberg nominated Zimmerman for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom award.

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JENNIFER BROADSTONE

  • School: Echo Lake Elementary
  • Teaches: PreK to 12 Physical Therapist
  • Favorite Player: Pete Carroll

"Jennifer Broadstone works with students across the Shoreline school district who have physical challenges that interfere with their ability to access their education. Over the course of her career as a school-based physical therapist, she has worked with hundreds of students, families, teachers and administrators," said district colleague Barbara Bender. "Teachers and administrators rely on Jennifer for her knowledge of a student's physical disabilities and how best to modify activities and environments so that he or she can be fully integrated into school programs. Parents often rely on Jennifer to help them better understand their child's condition or special equipment needs. Students love Jennifer because she is a cheerleader for them, and they have fun with her as she encourages them to go as far as they can go in spite of their physical limitations." Bender nominated Broadstone for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom award.