Honoring those who make a difference

In football, coaches are where the learning and development all begins. They are the instructors; the ones teaching the daily lessons to the players; the cornerstone of developing a team.

In life, in the maturation process kids go through, it is teachers that serve that same role. They are the ones responsible for a child's educational development; they are teaching lessons; the cornerstone for developing a child.

The Steelers understand how important teachers, they know how valuable they are, and how challenging their jobs are. That is why the Steelers have once again partnered with Chevron for the "Leaders in the Classroom," program. The program was designed to recognize teachers in the Southwestern Pennsylvania/West Virginia area who demonstrate 'exemplary leadership and instructional skills,' and are honored for the heroes they are.

Teachers in grades pre-K to high school can be nominated and 16 winners will be selected during the Steelers season. Nominations are based on the teachers making a difference in the lives of students, as well as providing an engaging learning experience and curriculum that will inspire students to be passionate about their education beyond the classroom.

Teachers will be honored at their respective schools, and as well as during a pregame ceremony at a Steelers home game. They will also receive a donation from Chevron and the Grable Foundation for classroom supplies.

Winners will be announced on Steelers.com every Thursday during the season.

For more information, or to nominate a deserving teacher, visit Leaders in the Classroom.

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