PICTURED ABOVE: Amazon associates and Paige Elementary School Teachers and Staff
Amazon made a special delivery to Roderick Paige Elementary School where they surprised teachers with $10,000-worth of new school supplies to support them and their students as they start the new school year. Paige was one of ten schools across the country selected by Amazon to receive this donation.
Several elected officials were present including Dr. Grenita Lathan, Chief School Officer for HISD North Area Schools; Karla Cisneros, City Council Member of District H and the school’s namesake, Dr. Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education (2001-2005) and superintendent of HISD.
Teachers across the United States spend between $400-$1,500 out of their own pockets on school supplies each year for their students and classrooms. This special delivery of Amazon Smile packages were filled with much needed items like color printers, portable dry erase boards and paper. The donation is made as an effort to ease the financial burden for
teachers so that they can start the year with the proper supplies to help their students create, invent and imagine to their fullest potential.