Office Max has recognized four Weber and Davis school district elementary schoolteachers as part of the company's fifth annual "A Day Made Better" celebration.
Each teacher was surprised with $1,000 worth of classroom supplies.
Office Max focused most of its awards on teachers at Title 1 schools, where at least 40 percent of students meet federal assistance criteria. Teachers were nominated by their school's principal.
Surprise deliveries of office goods were given to 17 teachers in all of Utah, including these in Weber and Davis counties:
- Jeff Butler, Gramercy Elementary School, Ogden. Comments said Butler left a construction industry career to give something back to the community, and chose to work at a school with lots of low-income students, where he felt he could make the biggest difference.
- Marnae Moore, Washington Terrace Elementary, Ogden. Comments said her classroom and teaching style are creative and fun, and she has involved students in humanitarian efforts, such as organizing a Roy High School benefit concert with profits going to victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.
- Linda Ashcroft, Washington Elementary School, Bountiful. Comments from her nominator said she has been teaching two sessions of kindergarten every day for 20 years, and classes in her care are consistently on task, actively engaged in learning and happy.
- Emily Cooper, Crestview Elementary School, Layton. Comments said Cooper invests a tremendous amount of her personal time and resources in her students.