Bishop Carroll teachers surprised with gift cards for school supplies | New

EBENSBOURGPa. – Educators at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School were surprised when they went back to school on Wednesday with $100 Amazon gift cards to use to buy school supplies.

“It’s another reminder of what it means to be part of the British Columbia family,” said English teacher Katelyn Waterhouse. She called the gift cards “unexpected generosity.”

Jeremiah Grosser, a social studies professor, said it was nice to have funding for these expenses.

“I really appreciate the support and the ability to get what I need when the need arises,” he said.

Tokens of appreciation were provided by donations from Bishop Carroll’s families and local businesses.

According to a school statement, an anonymous donor said he wanted to help because he knows how dependent BC teachers are on their own wallets to buy supplies.

Initially, the program was supposed to provide $25 gift cards, but overwhelming support pushed the value to $100.

Additional funds were donated to provide classroom fans for each room and create reserve funds for additional needs.

“We are grateful for the continued support of so many people,” said school principal Steve Cotchen. “Our teachers continually exceed expectations by providing students with an exceptional education. This act of kindness from the community is a great vote of confidence for every teacher.

Michael N. Clark