The day Jolie Brouttier got her first teaching job, she registered for AdoptAClassroom.org. “I didn’t know the specifics of what I would need, but I had substituted and knew there were a lot of materials that come out of the pocket of the teacher.” “I wanted to get started and I wanted to get started quick.” […]
Like many teachers, Katherine Holland was getting anxious thinking of ways to prepare for the school year ahead. Mrs. Holland is a sixth grade teacher at Clinton Middle School in Tulsa, OK. Often her students can use an extra hand to get the school year. “I have 130 students, most come from five housing projects […]
What do you do with a low-income school, a few donated garden boxes, and no funding for plants or supplies? To this question, teachers Debbie Rutledge-Lockyear and Janet White’s response was confident. You make it work. When they received the garden boxes, the teachers began dreaming of creating a community garden where they could give their […]
Mrs. Ramsey is determined to see her 4th grade class succeed. However, in a district where over 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, basic school supplies are out of reach for many of her students. In response, she covered the cost of those items out of her own pocket.