Second-grade teacher Amy Teaford at Montgomery Elementary School got a surprise on Tuesday — an unexpected gift of about $1,000 worth of classroom supplies, brought to her classroom by Darrell Hewitt, store manager at Office Max in South Davis.
“This is like Christmas,” said Teaford, as she unpacked a box containing paper, scissors and paper clips, as well as electronic items including a calculator, a Canon camera and a Kindle tablet.
Hewitt said research indicates many teachers spend about $1,000 over the course of a year on classroom supplies, much of it out of pocket. His visit was one of approximately 1,000 donations of similar supplies by Office Max stores around the country on Tuesday.
“Teachers at Montgomery are a stellar group and exceptional in their devotion to student learning,” said Montgomery Principal Sally Plicka. “It is wonderful to see Amy Teaford represent our school and be recognized in this way.
“Thank you to Office Max for the support they have given our community.”