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