The Supplies for Success Teaching Award seeks to enrich Utah’s classrooms by lending a helping hand to exceptional teachers. Once a month, we select a teacher from Utah, Salt Lake, or Davis county public schools to receive a $250 OfficeMax gift card to use on necessary classroom supplies. We base our selection on the nominations we receive to our site.
Why is this program so important?
According to a study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), teachers in the United States spend more than $1.6 billion out of pocket on school supplies per year. On average, each teacher spends nearly $500 of their own money each school year on their students. The Supplies for Success Teaching Award is a small way Christensen & Hymas helps decrease teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses and gives back to the community.
How can I make a nomination?
Getting your teachers much needed money for classroom supplies can be as easy as taking a few moments to tell us why they are so incredible. All you need to do is fill out the form at the side of the page.
That’s it. We take care of the rest.
We will notify you if your teacher is selected as one of our Supplies for Success winners. Please take just a few moments to help incredible teachers win $250 for school supplies and the recognition they deserve.
September’s Supplies for Success teaching award spotlighted an incredible speech pathologist, Ms. Karren. She has been at Columbia Elementary for 2 years, and a speech- language pathologist for over 30 years. Speech therapy takes a lot of hard work, patience and persistence from both the student and the teacher. To her students to achieve their goals, Ms. Karren uses encouraging activities, games and rewards. Her students particularly love the ‘treasure chest’, which is full of rewards that are purchased on Ms. Karren’s dollar. Although she works at an elementary school, her job is much different than a typical teacher.
What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?
Speech- language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. They are highly- educated professionals who have a minimum of a master’s degree in their field. They are required to study anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, genetics, human and language development, linguistics, psychology, acoustics and more. This is why they are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat a broad range of delays and disorders.
“Ms. Karren works long days, and spends even longer nights doing paperwork. She is dedicated to her job, and would do anything for these children to succeed.”
We are so happy to surprise Ms. Karren with September’s Supplies for Success teaching award! We appreciate her hard work that changes the lives of so many children. If you know an exceptional teacher, nominate him or her today!
“Thank you so much for the … gift card to Smiths, which provided me the funds to purchase: 20 jars of jam/jelly, 6 large cans of roast beef and 13 large cans of chicken. The jam will probably see us through most of the year as we provide daily peanut butter & jam/jelly sandwiches for our students. The canned meats will provide about 20 students with weekend meals. Your generosity is appreciated . . . The [Supplies for Success Award] is a wonderful program that promotes education and recognizes the silent financial contributions of teachers.” – Cheryl R.
Thank you for the 200 dollars [sic] you gave to our class! Your [sic] very nice. I’m very happy you did that for our class! You made me very happy!
“Thank you for the gift card! I have already spent it on . . . expensive items that will help us in writing our own books! I appreciate your generosity!” – Cathy T.
Thank you for the 200 dollars [sic]. I think is would be fun if we had a bigger [sic] TV. And another fish.
“Thank-you again for your generosity with selecting my class to be the winner of the [Supplies for Success] Award. We are so blessed to have school supplies, backpacks, a lunch box, and cleaning supplies; all purchased with the gift card. We are so thankful!” – Mrs. Sullivan
“Dear law firm,
Thank you for the 200 $. How many years have you been doing what you do? Is it hard [sic] to do what you do? Do you have any time to read books or spend time with your family?
“I wanted to thank you for all you do for kids and teachers. Your efforts are very appreciated! Thank You!” – Casey P.
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