Raisbeck Aviation Teacher Named Classroom Hero

RAHS teacher Nik Joshi

One of our high school teachers is being recognized as a hero in the classroom. Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored Raisbeck Aviation High School teacher Nik Joshi as a Symetra Hero in the Classroom.

Nik is one of 16 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area being honored for educational excellence during the 2018 NFL season.

“Passion, dedication, knowledge, experience are just some of the words that describe Nik. He inspires, motivates and leads young adults to go beyond what they thought they could achieve,” said Principal Therese Tipton. “Nik juggles a multitude of responsibilities while ensuring every student is held to high standards—and every student knows that Nik cares deeply about their success. Students flock to Nik’s classes because he just ‘gets’ teenagers. He takes the time to prepare lessons that engage students; he has a wicked sense of humor, is brilliant in his knowledge base, and educates in a way that leads students to the learning.” 

Nik was recognized in front of his students and peers at a surprise schoolwide assembly.  The honor comes with a $2,000 grant to purchase classroom books and supplies. Nik will also be acknowledged during an on-field presentation at CenturyLink Field at the December 2 game when the Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers.

“Despite his students’ many successes in and out of the classroom, Nik never sacrifices important standards and concepts that ensure they are well prepared for life after high school—whether that means college or the working world,” said Therese.

Teachers may be nominated by their principal, district staff, student or student’s parent. The honorees are selected based on their ability to make a real difference in students' lives; to go above and beyond in their day-to-day responsibilities; and to help students build life skills.

Do You Know a Hero in the Classroom? 

Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond, demonstrating excellence in the classroom? Nominate them for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom teacher-recognition program.

Learn more about the recognition program.