Crestwood Elementary School first grade teacher Wendy DuPree received a surprise visit from OfficeMax on Oct. 1, when representatives from the Crestwood store presented her with $1,000 in school supplies and a brand new desk chair, as part of the seventh annual “A Day Made Better” national school advocacy program.
“I am honored and humbled,” DuPree said. “I am thankful for and appreciate (principal) Jodi Meese and (retired principal) Scott Taylor for nominating me, and many thanks to OfficeMax for their very generous donations, as well. It is a privilege to be a part of the Lindbergh Schools family.”
DuPree is one of 1,000 teachers nationwide who have been nominated by their principals for their extraordinary efforts in the classroom.
“I am extremely proud of Wendy for her hard work and dedication to the education profession, as well as to the students of Crestwood Elementary,” Meese said. “She is well deserving of this award.”
The goal of “A Day Made Better” is to erase teacher-funded classrooms. OfficeMax Goodworks has partnered with nonprofit organization AdoptAClassroom.org to reward teachers throughout the country.
“It’s the best day for OfficeMax,” Crestwood OfficeMax manager Jayne Marking said. “It’s our most favorite day.”