Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) teachers will soon be able to shop for free school and classroom supplies at the Teacher Locker.
The Teacher Locker Board announced today that the teacher resource store will open July 27, 2020 at 10:00 am For the first two weeks, teachers new to teaching in the EVSC can shop. Teacher Locker will open to all teachers K-12 starting the week of August 10th.
“We know this is an unpredictable year for education,” said Teacher Locker Board Member Jeffrey Berger. “But we also know that our teachers continue to need supplies to help their students learn and grow. We are committed to providing whatever support we can to ease the pressure on teachers during this trying time.”
Teacher Locker is located in two classrooms at the Academy for Innovative Studies on Diamond Avenue. This year, the store will be limiting the number of teachers and volunteers during each shopping time slot. In addition, it will ask shoppers to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks.
Teachers interested in shopping can begin signing up immediately on the Teacher Locker website, teacherlocker.org
The Teacher Locker project is a collaborative initiative of local educational organizations who share a common mission: to provide educators with classroom supplies at no cost. Last year, Teacher Locker served 400 teachers, and handed out more than $50,000 in school supplies.
The Public Educational Foundation, Evansville Area Council PTA, EVSC Foundation, Evansville Teachers Association, EVSC Retired Teachers and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) are all a part of the collaboration.
For more information on Teacher Locker, to volunteer or donate, please visit teacherlocker.org or email teacherlockerevv@gmailcom.