One-thousand teachers across the United States were honored Tuesday by a chain of office supply stores and a local elementary school teacher is among that group. OfficeMax store manager, Steve Gray says the business is focused on helping teachers, who go above and beyond, financially for their students and they do it on one day.
Gray, who was joined by several employees, presented Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Carol Bugg with one-thousand dollars worth of merchandise. Bugg says her father was in education for over 50 years and she wasn't sure that is what she wanted to do.
She has been teaching for seven years and came to MLK when Morningside Elementary School closed. Principal Sarah Newman nominated Bugg for the award.
Gray says they brought a little something for other teachers as well, thanks to the community.
The presentation was made inside Bugg's classroom and her children were quick to point out she is a great teacher, one of the best. The OfficeMax "A Day Made Better" program is done in conjunction with the non-profit organization, Adopt-A-Classroom.
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