United Supermarkets & Mrs Baird’s Bread six Amarillo area teachers as Teachers on the Rise for December and January
AMARILLO, Texas — The United Family and Mrs Baird’s Bread® announced the December and January 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 December: Stacy Gjerde of Olsen Park Elementary (Amarillo ISD), Autumn Gordon of Fannin Middle School (Amarillo ISD) and Laura Smith of Amarillo High School (Amarillo ISD).
Congratulations to our winners from January: Melisa Jones of Travis Elementary (Pampa ISD), Stacia Macklin of Panhandle Junior High (Panhandle ISD) and Kylee Armenta of Pampa High School (Pampa 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. With a few months ahead of us, we encourage everyone to keep nominating!”
“We know there are many teachers in our classrooms who deserve recognition, and we look forward to receiving many more nominations this spring,” said Shane Sumrow, the director of Teachers On The Rise. “We only have four more months left in the school year to nominate teachers, so we encourage students and families to get their nominations in soon.”
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:
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About The United Family®
In its 106th 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.