A DAY MADE BETTER — Amy Gottstine is pictured with Ashley Kolb, Delaney Francavilla, Brayden Harbold, Blake Anderson, Reed Coene, Frank Schneider, Brodie Reynolds, Ben Michalak-Brown, Kaden Vitko, Avery Criscione, Natalie Huber with a Day Made Better bouquet. Standing, from left: Cloverbank Principal Michelle Siebert, Cloverbank Principal Michelle Siebert and OfficeMax representatives Janelle Dunning, Rhonda English, Manager Patrick McBride and Randy Gibson. Photo submitted by Susan Melski.
HAMBURG — Cloverbank Elementary School first grade teacher Amy Gottstine was recently surprised, when OfficeMax representatives from the Milestrip store walked into her classroom with a box of classroom supplies and a floral arrangement.
Principal Michele Siebert, who nominated Gottstine, explained why she felt the teacher was deserving of this recognition.
“Amy is a teacher who always gives 100 percent to her students,” Siebert said. “She is passionate and driven to do what is best for kids. Amy always thinks of others. She will often bake for someone in need of cheering up. Amy volunteers her time and energy to support many of the programs established through the [parent-teacher association] that support our Cloverbank students. She is a positive influence that touches the lives of many people here at Cloverbank.”
OfficeMax surprised 1,000 teachers with $1,000 worth of school supplies each, for their classrooms. To identify recipient schools in need across the country, OfficeMax partnered with the nonprofit organization AdoptAClassroom.org. Principals of participating schools nominated teachers whom they said exemplify passion, dedication and innovation in the classroom.