United Supermarkets & Mrs Baird’s Bread honor six Amarillo area teachers as Teachers on the Rise for April and May

  • AMARILLO, Texas — The United Family and Mrs Baird’s Bread® announced the April and May winners of the tenth annual Teachers On The Rise program. Since the program launched at the beginning of the school year, nominations have poured in from students and families across the High Plains explaining the ways their teacher(s) go above-and-beyond the call of duty and why they deserve special recognition.

    Congratulations to our winners from April: Krista Turner of Gus Birdwell Elementary (Spearman ISD), Bobbi Wood of Bonham Middle School (Amarillo ISD) and Maria Villanueva of Amarillo High School (Amarillo ISD).

    Congratulations to our winners from May: Stephanie Dixon of West Central Elementary (Hereford ISD), Sarah Stoker of Bonham Middle School (Amarillo ISD) and Michael Rountree of Spearman High School (Spearman ISD).

     “We want to congratulate all of our teachers and students who were a part of this round of winners,” said Nancy Sharp, corporate engagement director for The United Family. “There are so many teachers who are deserving of recognition in our communities. We can’t wait to celebrate our Teachers on the Rise even more at the end-of-year banquet!”

    “With close to 1,500 nominations this school year, we have heard about many amazing educators across the Panhandle,” said Shane Sumrow, the director of Teachers On The Rise. “From Happy to Hereford to Panhandle to Borger to Spearman and of course AISD, CISD and River Road, all of our 27 winning teachers this year demonstrated a passion for teaching and the drive to do whatever it takes to provide a quality education for our children. We look forward to honoring them one more time at our upcoming year-end banquet.”

    Winning teachers receive a $100 United Supermarkets gift card, $100 American Express gift card from Liberty Packaging in Amarillo and a gift basket full of Mrs Baird’s goodies. The students who nominate a winning teacher also receive a $50 American Express gift card. Teachers On The Rise is sponsored by the Kids Incorporated who hosts the program’s year-end banquet.

    To nominate a teacher from your school, visit www.MrsBTeacher.com.  Follow the Teachers On The Rise Program throughout the school year, including the latest monthly winners on their social media pages:

    Instagram: @ama.totr / Facebook: @Amarillo Teachers On The Rise Twitter: @amarillo.totr

    Mrs Baird’s and The United Family® Facebook pages:

    www.facebook.com/mrsbairds and www.facebook.com/unitedwesttexas.

    Media Contacts:


    Joey Marcades                                                                       Emma Spoon

    Communications Manager                                                  Communications Specialist

    O: 806.791.8196                                                                     O: 806.796.7913

    C: 806.281.8078                                                                      C: 806.543.7900

    jmarcades@unitedtexas.com                                              espoon@unitedtexas.com  

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About The United Family®

In its 107th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 96 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies, Inc For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.


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