Walmart's Teacher Rewards Program recently awarded 20 Iao Intermediate School teachers with $50 reward cards to purchase classroom supplies in recognition of their commitment to education.
Iao School faculty and staff gathered for a reward card presentation by Walmart Maui Store Manager Jessica Aina and Assistant Manager Lorene Carvalho on Sept. 26 at the school. The teachers were also presented with a certificate and a gift bag.
Educators spend an estimated $500 out of their own pocket each year for classroom supplies, and the Teacher Rewards Program helps offset those costs, according to a news release.
Iao School teachers display their certificates from Walmart’s Teacher Rewards Program.
The program, now in its fourth year, will provide as much as $4.5 million to more than 90,000 educators nationwide this fall.
The following teachers received a reward card: Jennifer Acob, Kristin Carlisle, Mark Cunningham, Peter Hansen, Sandra Hanson, Jayne Hori, Emelita Inosanto, Lorraine Ishikawa, Leah Kikuchi, Larry McCarty, Faith Medley, Sara Oberbeck, Cynthia Rosales, Joyce Shaunaman, Anne Summers, Mona Smout, Julie Taketa, Leanne Utterback, Lavina Volner and Lara Whitefield.