Myers teacher gets a big surprise -- the good kind
ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct.
2, 2012) – Breton Teresi looked puzzled when
Principal Kimberly Wilkins, Ed.D., made an unscheduled stop in her fourth-period
English class at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School on Oct. 2.
Confusion gave way to surprise, then tears, when
Dr. Wilkins told Teresi that she had just won more than $1,000 worth of
school supplies through OfficeMax’s Adopt A Classroom program.
Dr. Wilkins nominated Teresi for the award more than a
year ago because of Teresi’s dedication to her students, her creativity
in the classroom and the positive energy and attitude she brings to
Myers every day.
The nomination made it up the OfficeMax corporate
food chain, and Dr. Wilkins was notified Sept. 26 that Teresi was selected.
“I am just thrilled. Breton is truly a beautiful
person inside and out. She’s an amazing teacher and the kids love her,”
Dr. Wilkins said.
Teresi received a new desk chair, a camera, a
computer station, anti-virus computer software, a document laminator and
a desk set, in addition to two washing-machine sized boxes of paper,
Post-It notes, tape, binders, pencils, folders and hundreds of other
items that make for a well-equipped classroom.
begins to sort through her gifts, which arrived in two boxes the size of
Myers also benefited from the generosity of
OfficeMax, which donated a digital camera and fax machine for the whole
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and nurture all students to be
responsible citizens, critical thinkers and lifelong learners to
successfully compete in the global community by providing an
academically rigorous and safe environment in partnership with parents,
students and the community. The district serves about 8,600
students in 15
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High