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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hiring a Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator ASAP!

UPDATE: This position has been filled and we are no longer accepting applications. The Operations team  has an immediate opening for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator based in our New York City office! The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for managing the “Teachers for Feedback” Volunteer Program. This part-time position (30 hours/week) focuses on our classroom…

Teacher Spotlight: Natalie Alexander

Natalie Alexander is a kindergarten teacher in Milan, Tennessee. She has been teaching for 11 years and has had 18 projects funded through 99Papers.org! Read on to learn more about Natalie. Natalie, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. We’d love to hear more about you and how you became a teacher.…

Wedding bells are ringing

We’re grateful that a number of couples have chosen to include 99Papers.org in their wedding celebrations. Check out the stories below of couples who used charitable wedding favors to thank their guests for joining them on their special day! Lauren and Justin were married in April, and thanked their guests for attending their wedding…

Join Our Team! Customer Relations Associate, NYC

UPDATE: This position has been filled, and we are no longer accepting applications for it. The Operations team at 99Papers.org has a full-time opening for a Customer Relations Associate, based in our New York City office. The Customer Relations Associate will support our donor and teacher customer service efforts to facilitate a rewarding giving…

Phil Jackson’s Favorite Teacher

Today, Phil Jackson, LA Lakers head coach and former NBA player, shares a story about one of his favorite teachers. To join Mr. Jackson in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, support any classroom project on 99Papers.org. We’ll ask you to share a story about one of your favorite teachers, which we’ll share with the classroom…

Teacher Spotlight: Laurie Kimmet

Laurie Kimmet is a middle school music teacher in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Kimmet is now in her eighth year of teaching. We’re excited to share Ms. Kimmet’s story with you! When did you decide to become a teacher? I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.  I used to make my little brother “play…

Claire Danes’ Favorite Teacher

Recently, actress Claire Danes shared a story about Mrs. Sydney, one of her favorite teachers: “I can still picture my first grade teacher Mrs. Sydney in her Betty Boop jean jacket. On the first day of school, she taught me how to write the word “hello.” Now there is a skill! She…

Teacher Spotlight: Kelly Ridgway

Kelly Ridgway is a high school English teacher in Lamont, Oklahoma. Ms. Ridgway has been a teacher for six years and has a great story about how she came to the decision to teach! How and when did you decide to become a teacher? Oddly enough, when I was getting my Bachelor’s degree, my father…

Mellody Hobson’s Favorite Teacher

Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, recently told us about her favorite teacher. Check out her inspiring story: To join Ms. Hobson in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, support any classroom project on 99Papers.org, then leave a message about your favorite teacher. Comments

Your favorite teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re asking our supporters to share stories about their favorite teachers. Check out some of the inspiring stories we’ve heard thus far! Jaime L. from Philadelphia, PA Ms. McKenna, my French teacher, taught me about nontraditional assignments and mindblowing dedication. Under her direction, we played French Jeopardy!;…