By ADRIENNE CRISSMAN
West Boulevard Elementary third-grade teacher Leanne Snyder’s day got a lot better on Oct. 1.
OfficeMax’s “A Day Made Better” surprised Snyder with $1,000 worth of school supplies and a new desk chair. In addition, OfficeMax donated another $1,000 worth of school supplies to be distributed among the school.
A Day Made Better works to erase teacher-funded classrooms.
Principal Alphonse Cervello explained why he nominated Snyder.
“She’s very team-oriented,” said Cervello. “We recently had to go from a four teacher team to a three teacher team and [Snyder] has been very optimistic.”
Marcy Hughes said Snyder was deserving of the gift.
“She makes time for her individual students one-on-one,” said Hughes. “And we’re so busy that making that time for individual students takes a lot of extra effort.”
Snyder said the day was an unbelievable experience.
“It was absolutely amazing to see the Office Max team, walk through the classroom door accompanied by my colleagues and family. I’m honored and humbled to have been selected as a recipient of the Office Max A Day Made Better Award,” said Snyder.
Snyder said the supplies will be very useful to the students.
“There are often days when students are in need of various supplies. To be able to simply walk to the box and pull out what they need will be such a benefit to them,” said Snyder.
For more on a Day Made Better visit http://adaymadebetter.com/.