Christensen & Hymas Gives $100 Gift Card for Classroom Supplies


DRAPER, UT, March 21, 2013 – The School Supplies Gift Program, sponsored by Utah-based Christensen & Hymas, is pleased to announce that Ms. Tina Huber, a Kindergarten teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy, and Ms. Bonnie Dixon, a 4th grade teacher at Crescent Elementary School, are the next recipients of the Golden Apple Award.

 Ms. Huber deserves this award because, in the words of her nominator, she is “everything you could wish for in a kindergarten teacher.” Ms. Huber is very loving and extremely aware of the kid’s abilities and needs. The parent of one of Ms. Huber’s students, who nominated her for this award, said “I’m amazed how she can assess each child and the situation in the classroom and help them to do their best.” One example of this was when the students became restless in the middle of story time and so Ms. Huber took a quick, one minute break, for a jumping-jack contest. This little trick, according to the nominator, was a big success with the students and they settled right down. As a teacher of a kindergarten class Ms. Huber knows how effective stories can be in teaching her students. At the end of every story or lesson she takes time to discuss at length the moral of the story and isn’t afraid to teach the small children right from wrong.

Ms. Huber recognizes the importance of her role in the lives of the children she teaches and she knows she has the chance to influence them greatly and is an amazing example. A consequence of Ms. Huber’s dedication to her students is the amount of money she spends out of pocket in order to provide an ideal learning environment.  Tina Huber is very deserving of this award because of her dedication to being the best teacher that she can be.  We applaud Ms. Huber for her efforts in educating Utah’s children.

 Ms. Dixon is also a very deserving teacher. Many of her colleagues have noticed how much she believes in her students. She is very hands on and works closely with parents; communicating with them frequently. Ms. Dixon also oversees all of the English Language Learners at Crescent Elementary, a responsibility that adds countless hours of work onto her schedule. What makes Ms. Dixon such a valuable teacher, according to her nominator, is that she “has the knowledge and skills to teach students of various abilities, backgrounds, and interests.” She has a wide array of interests in the field of education and is the school’s English as a Second Language Coordinator as well as a member of the school’s Building Leadership Team.

 Ms. Dixon is always cheerful and gets along well with students, faculty and parents. Outside of work Ms. Dixon has been an active member of her community ski patrol for many years and is trained in first aid, a skill that she is always willing to use in order to assist an injured child. We are proud to recognize Ms. Dixon for the great job that she is doing as a public educator.


About the School Supplies Gift Program:

Utah personal injury attorneys Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas, owners of Christensen & Hymas, started the School Supplies Gift Program to help public school teachers get extra classroom supplies without having to spend their own money. Each week the program gives the Golden Apple Award, which includes a $100 OfficeMax gift card, to a deserving Utah public school teacher and his/her class. Anyone can nominate a teacher for this program, including teachers, students, parents and administrators. To learn more about the program and nominate a teacher, click here.