Cleveland Avenue Elementary School Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Cleveland Avenue Elementary School teacher Rita Simmons as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” on Dec. 10, 2013 during a surprise school assembly. Simmons is an instructor in the Atlanta school’s Gifted and Talent Development program and the district's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. “I have known Rita Simmons for... Continue Reading →

Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Paggett teaches first grade at the Southeast Atlanta elementary school. “Jason Paggett creates exciting, effective and fun lessons for his first-grade students. Using a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate... Continue Reading →

Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Paggett teaches first grade at the Southeast Atlanta elementary school. “Jason Paggett creates exciting, effective and fun lessons for his first-grade students. Using a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate... Continue Reading →

Deerwood Academy Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons recently honored Deerwood Academy teacher Rodrick Taplin as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Coach Taplin serves as a Physical Education instructor at Deerwood.  Taplin's colleague, Aleah Brown, nominated him for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award. “Coach Rodrick Taplin has a genuine concern for the... Continue Reading →

Harper-Archer media specialist Keisha Robinson named Symetra ‘Hero in the Classroom’

Join the club, Keisha Robinson! The Harper-Archer Middle School media specialist became the fourth APS teacher to join the ranks of the Symetra "Hero in the Classroom" group. The announcement came in an assembly at the school Tuesday that included the Atlanta Falcons and SunTrust Bank. Robinson, Harper-Archer’s media specialist for 11 years, was nominated for... Continue Reading →

Price Middle School teacher named one of Symetra’s ‘Heroes In the Classroom’

During a special faculty meeting this afternoon at Price Middle School, Principal Sterling Christy told his teachers and staff that they were here “to recognize the work of one of your peers.” Price Middle’s Janice Johnson, a 21-year veteran teacher at Atlanta Public Schools, had no idea she was going to be named one of... Continue Reading →

West Manor P.E. teacher named a Symetra ‘Hero In the Classroom’

West Manor Elementary physical education teacher and Coach Constance Riley was named a Symetra “Hero in the Classroom” by the Atlanta Falcons and SunTrust Bank during a school wide assembly in the gym Tuesday. (Check out the photo gallery here.) Symetra Heroes in the Classroom, presented by SunTrust Bank, is a community program that recognizes... Continue Reading →

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