Symetra Heroes in the Classroom presented by Arthur J. Gallagher is a community program that recognizes 16 Chicago-area teachers for outstanding leadership and instructional skills during the Chicago Bears season.
Who Is Eligible?
Nominee must be a K-12 teacher at a school located within Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties in Illinois.
Who Can Nominate a Hero?
- Current or former students of nominated teacher
- Parents of current or former students of nominated teacher
- Coworker of nominated teacher
- Current or former principal of nominated teacher
- School district staff
What Are the Criteria for Selecting Heroes?
- A teacher who makes a real difference in students' lives.
- A teacher who goes above and beyond in his/her day-to-day responsibilities.
- A teacher who helps students build life skills.
What Will the Heroes Receive?
- $2,000 donation to their classroom
- "Heroes" award certificate
- Two tickets to a Bears regular season game
- In-game video recognition
- Pre-Game VIP sideline experience
- School visit by sponsors to recognize their achievement
Nominators will be notified during the fall and sponsors will work with school principals to set up a time to recognize the teacher at school. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.