Two teachers in the Atlanta Public Schools system got the most pleasant surprise of the new school year on Tuesday when OfficeMax provided each with $1,000 worth of supplies for the classrooms. White Elementary‘s Benita Edwards and Parkside Elementary‘s Ronnie Thomas had been nominated by their principals in the annual “A Day Made Better” sponsored by OfficeMax. Edwards (pictured above, in purple sweater) is a fifth grade reading and ELA teacher at White who has been teaching for six years in APS. Last year she received Georgia Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox’s Award for Improvement in 5th Grade Reading.
In this program, schools across the nation receive $1 million worth of supplies in the form of basic things like paper all the way to printers and digital cameras. Some 1,000 teachers received the gift Tuesday.