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$1,200 in Supplies Donated to Sheridan Teacher

Thanks to "A Day Made Better" national event from OfficeMax, Amy Binelli, a teacher at Sheridan Elementary School, received nearly $1,200 in classroom supplies including a swivel chair, digital camera and other classroom materials.

"I feel completely honored and grateful for such a wonderful recognition and gift from OfficeMax. I can't describe what a surprise it was," said Binelli.

"Most exciting was to watch the students' reaction. They responded with great excitement and felt as though they were the most special students, which they are!"

OfficeMax conducts this annual event in schools across the country, including Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, to draw national support for teachers.

According to a 2005 National Education Association (NEA) online survey of more than three million members, teachers spend about $1,200 of their own money each year -- collectively nearly $4 billion annually -- to offset school budget shortfalls and ensure that children have necessary classroom resources to learn effectively.

"We will all love using the wonderful supplies that were given to our whole class," Binelli said.

"Amy has done a great job with her class and deserves this special recognition. This is just another example of all the great things we do here at Sheridan," said Michael Trimberger, Sheridan Elementary School principal.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
October 22, 2008