Three Wichita teachers got thousands of dollars worth of office supplies this week as part of OfficeMax’s “A Day Made Better” project.
Jessica Garriott, a speech-language pathologist at Griffith Elementary; Jodi Morgan, a second-grade teacher at Clark Elementary; and Karen Laws, a first-grade teacher at Irving Elementary, were nominated by their principals for the award and surprised in their classrooms Wednesday.
OfficeMax representatives gave each teacher a large box of classroom supplies, which included pencils, paper, file folders, pencil sharpeners, books and a digital camera. Each teacher also received a new desk chair.
“It’s nice to be noticed,” Morgan said in a statement from the Wichita district. “I have to admit, I like the chair. It’s more comfortable than the wood chair I’ve sat in my entire teaching career.”
Office Max also donated supplies to each school to be shared with all staff. The supplies were purchased as part of the stores’ Adopt-a-Classroom program, which allows customers to purchase additional school supplies to be donated to schools.