OLDHAM COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Behind every successful student is an exhausted teacher and a teacher that has probably given far more than you will ever know. Many people are not aware several teachers give hundreds of dollars every year of their own pockets on essential school supplies for our children.
Tuesday, Annette Minor, a kindergarten teacher at La Grange Elementary, received a big surprise to help with those out-of-pocket expenses.
Ms. Minor was given $1,000 worth of classroom supplies as part of the 7th annual OfficeMax A Day Made Better advocacy program.
Heather Thomas, the principal at La Grange Elementary where Ms. Minor teaches nominated her for the award.
"She gives so much of herself that you're blessed just to be around her," said Thomas.
"We're told on average every year teachers spend about $1,200 of their own money on school supplies. "Office Max wanted a way to help the teachers and give back," said Office Max Employee Tony Elsbury.
The program was created in an effort to help erase the expenses teachers pay for out of their own pocket. To learn more about the program, click here.