Mark Westpfahl Blog HeaderWhy Artifacts Help This History Teacher Captivate His Students

Mark Westpfahl teaches 6th and 7th grade History at Capitol Hill Magnet School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He doesn’t want to teach in a lackluster environment,  so Mark fills his room with engaging “artifacts” that tell stories. “A classroom that’s just dull, drab, or a little bit boring doesn’t inspire kids to want to learn,” said […]

Featured Donor Blog (1)Featured Donor Story: Deb Wycislak Gives More Than Funds

AdoptAClassroom.org donor Deb Wycislak understands the struggle many teachers face in supplying their classrooms. Since 2014, Deb has been doing her part by funding classrooms in Forest Lake, Minnesota. “I wanted to donate locally to a school that was important to me,” said Deb. “So, I went through AdoptAClassroom.org because they are good at connecting to local community […]

Illustration_BlogA Note from Executive Director Ann Ness

Hello! I am honored to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of AdoptAClassroom.org.  I am very excited to join an organization that has a mission that is both inspirational AND impactful: we give teachers a hand by providing much-needed classroom supplies to help their students learn and succeed. When I tell people that teachers […]

Sheryl Crow quote - BlogBeyond the Rally: A Conversation with Sheryl Crow

In February, Sheryl Crow and AdoptAClassroom.org surprised Kennett High School teachers and students at a morning pep rally. With the help of Farmer’s Insurance, we awarded each teacher $600 for classroom supplies.   Today Show for their Show Heart Today series. After the Pep Rally, Sheryl sat down with Chief Operating Officer of AdoptAClassroom.org, Ann Pifer, […]

Naz Star Teacher 2016 - BlogStar Teachers Get Quite the Surprise in North Minneapolis

AdoptAClassroom.org celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a BIG surprise for teachers. Check out this segment on our local station in Minneapolis, KARE 11 News, to see the surprise in action. On Teacher Appreciation Day, AdoptAClassroom.org joined KARE 11 to surprise five Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary School teachers in their classroom. We were on a mission to recognize “NAZ Star Teachers” and […]

Success Story_AprilKennett Teacher Empowered to Bring Technology to Her Classroom

With help from Farmers Insurance, AdoptAClassroom.org and Sheryl Crow surprised every Kennett High School teacher with a $600 classroom adoption in February. Check out the impact this surprise had in one science teacher’s classroom. Michelle McMullan teaches Chemistry at Kennett High School in Missouri. Her chemistry classroom’s budget is approximately $2,000, which isn’t nearly as much as […]