I loved their centerpieces! They are original, colorful, and serve a purpose. Pencils, binder clips, rulers, crayons, scissors...some of the items they are in need of and collect for classrooms each and every day.
Herff Jones and IPL, event sponsors, hosted a gallery of excellence and silent auction, featuring artwork by local Pike High School students.
I was blown away by the talent of the students! I loved each and every piece of art on display!
While guests arrived, they bid on these beautiful pieces as part of a silent auction.
Guests place their final bids on their favorite pieces before the silent auction comes to a close.
Teachers' Treasures has been helping teachers and students for 10 years!
Mr. Dave Leinart, President of Teachers' Treasures, updates the attendees on the progress this organization has made over the past decade. In 2010 alone, $3.2 million worth of school supplies were distributed; 10,000 hours were worked by volunteers; 6,676 teacher visits; and 234 schools were served. What a great year!
This year's Caring Spirit Award was presented to Dr. Tony Bennett for his dedication and hard work
in his role as Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Dr. Bennett is a great speaker. His passion for education and standard for excellence is palpable. He told a story about some of the school supplies used as the centerpieces. Some schools get the most modern, technologically advanced items in their classrooms, while others still use supplies that Dr. Bennett remembers using when he was in grade school.
A former teacher, Phyllis, was honored for her continued role in enriching the lives of students. This award was a surprise! Hearing her story was amazing.
A new award was added to this year's luncheon - Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Julie! Keep up
the wonderful work that you do!
Barbara, Executive Director of Teachers' Treasures, read aloud the recommendation letter sent to her by Julie's principal. She truly goes above and beyond in the classroom and in her own time to make things better for her students.
Thank you to Herff Jones for sponsoring a wonderful awards luncheon!
Phyllis received many hugs and congratulatory remarks from colleagues and friends.
Thank you to Barb and Teachers' Treasures for allowing me to be a part of this fantastic day!
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