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          Illinois BPA Advsisor Named Hero in the Classroom

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          Academy of Finance Lead Teacher and Business Professionals of America advisor Kevin Rutter has been named a Symetra Finance/Chicago Bears Hero in the Classroom!

          Symetra Heroes in the Classroom presented by Gallagher Benefit Services is a community program that recognizes Chicago-area teachers for outstanding leadership and instructional skills during the Chicago Bears season. 

          Under Mr. Rutter, 90% of Academy of Finance graduates are attending post-secondary institutions.  50% of them have received scholarships.  There are internships galore.  It's almost as if you cannot go to downtown Chicago anymore without running into a former or current AOF student on their way to the Financial District.

          Symetra Heroes recognizes 16 K-12 teachers at schools located within six counties in Illinois. The teachers selected are leaders in balancing core curriculum with students' individual needs, building trust among students, parents and the community, and investing in their students' long-term success.

          Among other things, Mr. Rutter receives $1000 for his classroom, two tickets to a Chicago Bears game, and a pre-game VIP sideline experience at the game.

          Congratulations to Mr. Rutter, and a big thank you to him for moving our students towards successful careers every day.

          Click here for more information on Mr. Rutter's award. Previously, Mr. Rutter was named Illinois Teacher of the Year. Click here to read a BPA interview with him from that time.

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