PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Brett Keisel can get people’s attention.
“These are my two Super Bowl rings that we won here with the Pittsburgh Steelers.”READ MORE: Columbus Police Release 10-Second Body Cam Clip Of Ma'Khia Bryant's Shooting, Criminal Investigation Bureau Reviewing Incident
The retired Steeler showed up at Edgeworth Elementary, where the focus was on the importance of teaching.
“The teachers were selected based on their ability to provide engaging instruction and curriculum, encourage lifelong learning and inspiring passion for learning beyond the classroom and into the future,” explained Lee Ann Wainwright with Chevron.
“Football kind of finished up and we were like ‘what are we going to do?’ And we had to stay here because of the quality of education that our children receive right there in Sewickley because of teachers like you Mrs. Croft,” Keisel said.
Andrea Croft teaches Kindergarten. She was given a Leader In The Classroom Award from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chevron.READ MORE: Police: Two Black Bears Killed Chickens, Destroyed Chicken Coop In Bell Acres Borough
“Off the description I’m going through all the wonderful teachers that I work with and I’m going ‘Oh yeah! That explains her or him. Absolutely,’ so I was completely in disbelief,” Croft said.
The kids quickly recognized how good she is.
Keisel does too — two of his children have had her. Croft receives a $1,500 award to further STEM education.
Keisel said that whether you are little or whether you are big you can always continue to learn and he learned that first hand from his kids’ teachers.
“I plan to look at resources we already have, resources that are available and very thoughtfully think about the different types of technology that we can use for a long time,” Croft said.MORE NEWS: Michael Keaton's Return As Batman In 'The Flash' Confirmed
On final perk –Croft and 15 other area teachers will be on-field guests of the Steelers Jan. 1st when they play the Browns.