The Department supports art education teachers in their strive to continue providing exceptional service to those they serve. Mrs. Proctor-Givens, a Cooperating Teacher in the Department’s Art Education Program and Advance Art and Design Teacher at Lincoln High School, is a participant in Round 1 of AdoptAClassroom.org‘s PCM-G Star Teacher Award Contest.
AdoptAClassroom.org highlights that teachers need help now more than ever, K-12 teachers spending $600 a year of their own money on classroom supplies. AdoptAClassroom.org assists in offsetting these costs by funding the classroom materials that students need to learn and succeed.
Its mission statement follows:
Teachers spend $600 a year of their own money on classroom supplies. 91% of teachers purchase school supplies for their students. Unfortunately, this has become the norm. That’s because most states are providing less support for K-12 schools than ever before. And over half of public school students are low-income. This leaves a big resource gap in many classrooms. Kids just aren’t getting the materials they need to learn. Currently, this gap is being filled by teachers themselves, with 60% of all classroom supplies being purchased by teachers out of their own pockets. That’s why our mission is to give teachers a hand and provide needed classroom materials so their students can succeed.
For the PCM-G Star Teacher Award, PCM-G will feature three STEM teachers’ stories and photos on their website during four two-month rounds beginning in March 2018. Visitors on the PCMG-G website will be asked to vote for the teacher they believe most deserves to receive the $2,000 shopping spree with AdoptAClassroom.org. The remaining two teachers from each quarter will each receive $600 to use to purchase classroom supplies.
PCM-G is adopting Mrs. Proctor-Givens’ classroom this quarter through AdoptAClassroom.org. She will receive a minimum of $600 to use towards supplies for her classroom but she could receive as much as $2,000 in funds for her classroom. If her classroom has the most votes from today until June 30, she will win the $2,000 prize for her classroom and a chance at the $10,000 Tech Grand Prize. Consider supporting Mrs. Proctor-Givens and vote now; it will only take a minute of your time. You can Vote up to 3 times.
The Department appreciates any assistance given to Mrs. Proctor-Givens in her strive to continue exceptional service through in the classroom!