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Northstate school teacher rewarded for her efforts by Office Max

Published On: Oct 01 2013 07:29:28 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

Some Northstate teachers got some well-deserved recognition on Tuesday from Office Max.

According to Office Max, the average American teacher spends $1,000 out of their own pockets each year on school supplies for their classrooms and students. For the last seven, years the company has been doing something about it with "A Day Made Better".

For the event, Office Max associates go to different schools across the country to surprise teachers and award them with $1,000 in classroom supplies.

The principal is responsible for nominating the teachers, who have no idea about the nominations or prize to come.

Sycamore Elementary held an assembly on Tuesday to recognize one teacher that has gone above and beyond for her students.

Mrs. Lynn Pascoe said she was very thankful for the recognition.

"You have to have that attitude of never give up and everyday, it's a new day," said Pascoe. "You have to be able to bend and flex and be a real team member."

Office Max also gave the school 14 boxes of supplies worth $2,800.

To date, Office Max said they have helped support more than 31,000 teachers and their classrooms.