Amazing Things Happen in Classrooms When Donors Lend a Hand

Every teacher should feel empowered. And when they are empowered with the resources they need, they make brighter futures possible for our leaders of tomorrow. Thanks to  AdoptAClassroom.org Teachers First Fund donors, teachers are changing the way their students learn. The power of a helping hand History teacher Mark Westpfahl raised more than $3,500 on AdoptAClassroom.org. […]

Six Teachers Making a Difference

Here at AdoptAClassroom, we love celebrating the amazing educators who are changing the world, one student at a time. With a little help, these six classroom superstars are making a huge difference! 1. Cameo B. – Waterford, CA Cameo is a 2nd Grade teacher who decided that learning and fun should go hand in hand. […]

This STEM Teacher is Tearing Down the Digital Divide in His Classroom

David Barrett teaches engineering, robotics, and aviation to 180 middle school students at the NASA-affiliated Farnsworth Aerospace School. His classroom needs to be stocked with up-to-date technology for his students to learn these advanced subjects hands-on. When students walk into his classroom for the first time, they’re surprised by the vastness of space and amount of […]

Helping Students Be Heard With the AdoptAClassroom.org Music Fund

Washburn High School Band and Orchestra Director Tim Martin received $600 for his classroom through the AdoptAClassroom.org Music Fund, just one of our many Spotlight funds.  We created our Spotlight Funds to support subjects in high-need and areas of particular passion, such as Martin’s commitment to offering music education in schools. “Music is important, especially at the high school level, […]

In this Special Education Classroom, Everything Is Adapted to Help Students Succeed

Korto Dixon is an early childhood special education teacher for an autism classroom in Minneapolis, MN. She knew she wanted to teach students with autism while she was still in elementary school. Today, Ms. Dixon teaches in the same school district where she grew up.   “I’ve just always been a really firm believer that […]

Art Teacher Paints a Picture of the Importance of Materials in Her Classroom

Jaclyn Cairncross teaches IB visual arts at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Although she’s resourceful, she still struggles to provide all of the materials her students need each year. While she says her school’s supply budget is relatively good, mapping out materials for the entire year with two other visual art teachers can be difficult. An […]

Film Teacher Uses His Creative Skills to Raise $15,000 for His Classroom

Lance Madzey teaches film and television at Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming, and chose to use AdoptAClassroom.org to raise $15,300 for his media program, Natrona County Television (NCTV), and he’s almost there! Since launching his fundraising campaign in July, the project has received over $13,000 in donations on AdoptAClassroom.org. When Madzey reaches his goal, he plans […]

Farmers Insurance Starts the School Year Brighter for This Kindergarten Teacher

Farmers Insurance gives over 1 million dollars throughout the year to help fund teachers on AdoptAClassroom.org with their “Thank America’s Teachers” program. Roseanna Gonzales teaches Kindergarten at Canyon Breeze Elementary in Avondale, Arizona. She was awarded $2,500 to her AdoptAClassroom.org account after submitting a proposal to Farmers Insurance for the Thank America’s Teachers program. Roseanna wasn’t […]

First-Year Teacher Crowdfunds to Enhance Classroom’s Literacy Instruction

During her first year teaching, Chloe Cole taught 2nd grade at Wilshire Park Elementary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was surprised by how much teachers have to spend to bring basic school supplies to the classroom. To help supplement the lack of supplies, she started fundraising on AdoptAClassroom.org and raised over $900. “I buy a lot of supplies […]

Kennett 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 […]

Fundraising is Instrumental in Bringing Supplies to this Music Room

Music teacher Kyle Manley understands the important role supplies play in the classroom. His Band, Orchestra, and Guitar classes rely heavily on classroom materials, as students couldn’t learn to play instruments properly without them. Kyle teaches middle school students at the Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Almost half of the school’s […]