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Kay Law of Ridgecrest Receives "Heroes in the Classroom" Honor

Long-time teacher works with third-grade Highly Capable students

Kay Law, third grade teacher in the Highly Capable program at, will honored as the Nov. 27 Shoreline School District recipient of the Heroes in the Classroom award sponsored by the Seattle Seahawks and Symetra Financial.

Law was surprised with the award at an all-school assembly at Ridgecrest.

Symetra Heroes in the Classroom is a community program that recognizes Shoreline, Renton and Seattle teachers for outstanding leadership and instructional skills during the Seattle Seahawks season. Law is the sixth Shoreline teacher to be honored this season, joining Jennifer Etter (), Therese Russell (), Anne Marie Culver (, Ali Airhart () and Diana Dillard ().

Law has taught in Shoreline Schools since 1973, most of that time with the Highly Capable program. She began her career at North City, and subsequently taught at Horizon View, Brookside, Sunset, Meridian Park and again at North City before moving to Ridgecrest in 2007.

She will be recognized at the Seahawks home game against the Washington Redskins next Sunday and will receive a team jacket, two tickets to the game and on-field passes, and a $350 Office Max gift card for classroom supplies.

Law was nominated by a group of Ridgecrest parents, who wrote in part: "Mrs. Law has an incredible amount of enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for teaching. She brings positive energy to the classroom that is contagious and instills a love for learning. She is able to understand students' academic strengths and weaknesses and tailor each students learning accordingly."

In addition to the awards before each home game, Symetra and the Seahawks will make a $10,000 donation to three participating schools following the 2011 season. Funds will be designated to support a specific student achievement program at each school.

For more information, visit the Seattle Seahawks/Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Web site, http://www.symetra.com/heroes/seahawks/

Source: Shoreline School District.

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