Teachers of the Week
- School: Challenger Elementary School
- Teaches: Kindergarten
- Favorite Player: Doug Baldwin
“Vanessa Sedeno is an unbelievable teacher and a beautiful person. Our son was in her very first kindergarten class for the 2016-17 school year and from the beginning, my husband and I knew she was special,” said Krista Martin. “Our son was anxious about attending all-day kindergarten, and initially there were often tears. Vanessa would take his hand, comfort him and walk with him to class. She made him feel special and welcome every day he was in her classroom. Her kindness, compassion and amazing attitude will never be forgotten.” Martin nominated Sedeno for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award.
- School: Sunrise Elementary School
- Teaches: 3rd Grade
- Favorite Player: Shaquem Griffin
“Tiffany Evenstad plays an inspirational role in her students’ lives. Even though my son is moving into a new grade this school year, Ms. Evenstad has forever left an impact on his education and overall self-esteem. She was able to transform this formerly shy and reserved young student into an active, participating learner that felt confident in sharing his ideas and answers in the classroom,” said Gina Chau. “Ms. Evenstad’s passion for teaching truly shows through her actions. Her ability to incorporate real-life lessons and custom worksheets into her curriculum help bring out each child's strengths and capabilities and connects her to every student on a personal level. Seeing my son blossom into a confident child has meant a great deal to me as a parent.” Chau nominated Evenstad for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award.