Friday, December 16, 2016
|L-R: Jennifer Broadstone is presented $1,000 for her school, personalized jersey, |
tickets and sideline passes for an upcoming Seahawks game
by Symetra’s Kira Moses and Seattle Seahawk’s John Pleas
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools
Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored Jennifer Broadstone as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a presentation at Echo Lake Elementary School on December 16, 2016.
Broadstone is the occupational therapy and physical therapy team lead for Shoreline Public Schools.
“Jennifer works with students across the 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 in her letter nominating Broadstone for the award.
“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.”
Broadstone is one of 16 K–12 educators across the Puget Sound area that will be honored for educational excellence in the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program during the 2016 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 and sideline passes to a Seahawks home game and are acknowledged during an on-field presentation at CenturyLink Field.
Broadstone will be recognized at the December 24 game when the Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals.
Individuals 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 here