Would you wear a watch and slippers made from carbon dioxide emissions? Or brush your teeth using toothpaste made from CO₂? Before the pandemic, students at Evergreen Middle School were learning about real products that capture and store carbon dioxide that would otherwise go into the atmosphere.
Video: Teacher Karen Knerr named a Symetra Heroes in the Classroom
Students have found that when they take a class with Karen Knerr, they learn more than just math. The Kamiakin Middle School teacher is one of 16 Seattle Heroes in the Classroom to be recognized during the 2019 NFL season. Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks will recognize her, in a customized Seahawks jersey, during the November 3 game where she will be an honored guest.
Knerr teaches middle school math despite being fully deaf. A parent recently told Symetra that “Mrs. Knerr helped my daughter recognize that she is capable of working through challenges through resourcefulness and tenacity; the life skills and personal development she acquired are priceless and will travel will her for the rest of her life.”
As part of this award, Knerr received a $2,000 donation to benefit her classroom, two tickets to the Seahawks vs Buccaneers game, a pre-game VIP sideline experience, an in-game HawkVision spotlight and a “Heroes” award certificate.