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Teacher surprised with free supplies
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Peter Braun, left, pushes the box of supplies as from left, Rene Westray, Carla Gravitt, husband Paul Wynn and Kristi Kimbrell head to Laura Wynn’s classroom Tuesday at Matt Elementary School. - photo by Jennifer Sami
Laura Wynn began her fourth-grade reading class at Matt Elementary School by grabbing some paper, a pack of staples, dry erase crayons — and about $1,000 worth of other supplies.Most years, these supplies would come out of her personal budget. On Tuesday, however, she got a little help from OfficeMax.Wynn, along with about 1,000 other teachers nationwide, was chosen to receive $1,000 worth of supplies for the classroom through OfficeMax’s “A Day Made Better” event.“Teachers spend on average about $1,000 a year,” said Cumming OfficeMax Store Manager Peter Braun. “This is our fifth year doing this and it’s great.