5th Grade Teacher from Northgate Elementary Receives School Supplies Gift
Ms. Liverman has a diverse classroom, with students from ten different countries, speaking seven different languages. However, you would never notice her childrens’ differences because together they are a tight community of learners, working together to be successful. Ms. Liverman gives her students the opportunity they might not otherwise have, by taking them to go see Cinderella at the ballet.
“They loved it,” she said. “Even the ‘cool’ boys, which says a lot for 5th graders!”
Eighty percent of her students qualify for free or reduced lunches. She has a classroom of students whose families are unable to purchase supplies for them. However, her students do not feel the lack of classroom resources because she spends her own money to buy the supplies they need. At the beginning of the school year, she purchased spiral notebooks for each student along with other necessities, spending about 200 dollars. Aside from the initial money she spends, she also spends another 50 dollars each month during the year.
Ms. Liverman plans to spend her award money on new notebooks, crayons, markers, and colored pencils for their art curriculum.
Attorney Chris Davis and his wife started a program to help public school teachers get extra classroom supplies without having to spend their own money. The Davis Law Group School Supplies Gift Program gives a $100 Office Max gift card each week to a deserving Washington State Public school teacher and his/her class. Anyone can nominate a teacher for this program, teachers, and students, parents, and administrators.