United Supermarkets & Mrs Baird’s Celebrate the Start of Teachers on the Rise program, Revisits Past Lubbock-Cooper Winner


LUBBOCK, Texas — On Thursday, United Supermarkets joins forces with Mrs Baird’s for the ninth year to celebrate the beginning of the Teachers on the Rise program — an effort by the two companies to recognize local teachers nominated for their work by students.

A photo and interview opportunity will be held at 10 a.m. at Cooper East Elementary School with past monthly winner Sarah Brewer, a first-grade teacher. Brewer was one of several teachers nominated after schools shut down due to COVID-19.

She will share about her experience as a teacher and what it meant to be recognized through the Teachers on the Rise program. Also in attendance and available for interviews will be representatives from United Supermarkets and Mrs Baird’s.

Each month three teachers are recognized as outstanding educators—one from elementary, one teacher from middle school/junior high and one winning teacher from an area high school. Each winning teacher will receive a $100 gift card from United Supermarkets and lunch for two to the Texas Tech Club. Each student who nominates a winning teacher will also win a $50 American Express gift card from Mrs Baird’s.

The entry website can be found here: www.MrsBTeacher.com. For more information on the program and how it recognizes and supports the work of teachers in the community, make your way to the event on Thursday.


Media Contacts:

Nancy Sharp, Communications & Community Relations Manager
O: 806.791.7463
C: 806.786.1363

Joey Marcades, Communications Coordinator
O: 806.791.8196
C: 806.281.8078

About The United Family®

In its 104th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 53 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and their distribution center in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 94 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com

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