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B.F. Day teacher honored for excellence

By master · May 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Congratulations to B.F. Day Elementary School teacher Kevin Zelko. He was recently honored by Symetra as a “Hero in the Classroom.”

Heroes in the Classroom. Zelko is standing, fourth from the left. B.F. Day Principal Susan McCloskey is standing, standing, 2nd from left.

Last Friday, Zelko and 23 other recipients attended a celebration luncheon at Qwest Field where Seahawks Running Backs Coach Sherman Smith was a special guest speaker. As a former junior high school teacher, he spoke to the group about the impact they have on their students. “I want to congratulate all of you because I really understand what you do, and you guys are difference-makers,” Smith said. “You have all the qualities we look for in our players. You’re focused. You’re passionate. You’re dedicated. You’re responsible. You’re dependable. You’re accountable. You’re convicted about what you do.”

After lunch, the teachers took a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium which included seeing the press box and Seahawks locker room, where each teacher was surprised with a “customized” locker complete with nameplate.

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