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

  • LUBBOCK, Texas — The United Family and Mrs Baird’s Bread® announced the April and May winners of the eleventh 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 South 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: Kaitlyn De Luna of Lubbock Cooper East Elementary (Lubbock Cooper ISD), Anita Blakely of Cavazos Middle School (Lubbock ISD) and Jalee Carver of Estacado High School (Lubbock ISD).

    Congratulations to our winners from May: Paula James of Willow Bend Elementary (Frenship ISD), Kristi Coleman of Ropes Junior High School (Ropes ISD) and Morgan Jackson of Ropes High School (Ropes 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 South Plains,” said Shane Sumrow, the director of Teachers On The Rise. “From Lamesa to Ropes to Lorenzo to Idalou and of course LISD, LCISD and Frenship, 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, lunch for two to the Texas Tech Club and a gift box 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 Texas Tech Club.

    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@LUBBTOTR / Facebook@LubbockTeachersOnTheRise / Twitter@LubbockTOTR

    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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