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OfficeMax honors three District 204 teachers

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  • Third-grade teacher Becky Sikora opens a box full of supplies with her students Tuesday at Welch Elementary School in Naperville. Sikora was one of three Indian Prairie Unit District 204 teachers to receive $1,000 worth of supplies from OfficeMax as part of the company's national A Day Made Better campaign.

       Third-grade teacher Becky Sikora opens a box full of supplies with her students Tuesday at Welch Elementary School in Naperville. Sikora was one of three Indian Prairie Unit District 204 teachers to receive $1,000 worth of supplies from OfficeMax as part of the company's national A Day Made Better campaign.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • OfficeMax honored Welch Elementary School teacher Becky Sikora Tuesday for her passion, dedication and innovation in the classroom.

       OfficeMax honored Welch Elementary School teacher Becky Sikora Tuesday for her passion, dedication and innovation in the classroom.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Paul White of OfficeMax presents third-grade teacher Becky Sikora with $1,000 worth of school supplies.

       Paul White of OfficeMax presents third-grade teacher Becky Sikora with $1,000 worth of school supplies.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Three teachers in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 received welcome surprises Tuesday when representatives of OfficeMax arrived in their classrooms as part of the company's nationwide A Day Made Better campaign.

The teachers -- Brandy Bushby at Georgetown Elementary School, Dana Watts at McCarty Elementary School, and Becky Sikora at Welch Elementary School -- each received an award and $1,000 worth of classroom supplies.

The program honored 1,000 teachers across the country. Winning teachers were nominated by their principals for demonstrating passion, dedication and innovation in the classroom.

OfficeMax officials said they created the program in response to studies showing teachers spend an estimated $1,000 a year out of their own pockets on essential classroom supplies. OfficeMax and Adopt-A-Classroom combined in 2007 to create A Day Made Better to deliver school supplies worth a combined $4.5 million since the program's inception.

Indian Prairie covers portions of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Bolingbrook.

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