Steps Program teachers make the grade at Naperville McTeacher's Night

  • Paige Tomlin is thrilled to be with all the Steps teachers while her mom worked hard at the drive-thru during the McTeacher's Night at the Naperville McDonald's.

    Paige Tomlin is thrilled to be with all the Steps teachers while her mom worked hard at the drive-thru during the McTeacher's Night at the Naperville McDonald's. Courtesy of Julie Travers

 
Submitted by Julie Travers
Updated 8/30/2019 8:17 PM

Steps Program students gave teachers an A-plus on their fundraising efforts to support the Naperville school's program and the district.

Teachers from Naperville School District 204 volunteered behind the counter on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the McDonald's located on Route 59. The teachers worked hard to serve students and their families in a fundraiser for The Steps Program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Steps Program offers students vocational skills development in integrated, employer paid, community-based training experiences utilizing on-the-job evaluation, training and coaching which may extend beyond hours of a school day.

Kim Maloney, principal of Steps, alongside 15 other Steps teachers worked hard all night.

The proceeds from Chiappetk, Felicia Akman, Dunne, K Suneetha and Berlind's sale of 95 pies went directly to benefit Steps upcoming 5K, The Steps Program, and District 204.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from the McTeacher's Night sales were donated directly to Steps.

Nick Kory, owner-operator of the Naperville McDonald's, was delighted to participate in the worthy cause for education and the community.

"McTeacher's Night is part of McDonald's larger commitment to education and other important initiatives supporting families and the local community," Kory said.

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"We are proud to serve the families of the Steps community through the McTeacher's Night event," Kory continued. "In addition to helping provide financial support for our local schools, we help students feel connected to their school, their teachers and their sense of community."

Kory donated a case of apple pies to the school for sale at the event. Inspired by the success of McTeacher's Night, Kory has his sights on partnering with other schools in the Naperville area soon.

"Principal Maloney and all the teachers who rolled up their sleeves in support of this event are the fabrics that strengthen our community," Kory said.

A special thank you goes to Steps teacher Felicia Akman who organized the Steps McTeacher's Night and worked the entire night.

The Steps McTeacher's Night was courtesy of Kory Management and McDonald's owner-operator Nick Kory. For more information on the Steps Program visit steps.ipsd.org.

For more information about events provided by the Naperville McDonald's, contact Julie Travers, community relations director, at julie.travers@comcast.net.

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