TLCA teacher donated over $750 in school supplies

A gift was presented to a San Angelo teacher in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Teacher Appreciation Week is held nationwide the first week of May.

Too often, many teachers are not recognized for all they do for their students and their schools. What many people don’t realize is that many of these teachers invest their time and money when it comes to buying things that are essential for their classrooms.

Crystal Lantz is a sixth grade history and English teacher at TLCA Elementary School and was randomly selected for a big surprise. Walmart store manager Kathi Hampton and her associates collected things that would benefit Lantz, along with many other gifts.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Lantz received more than $750 in school supplies and a Walmart+ membership to help educate his students.

“We just want to appreciate you for everything you do. We know it’s very hard work and it takes very special people to be able to do what you do day in and day out and we really appreciate you.” Hampton told Lantz as she received her token of appreciation.

Flexible seating is one of the things Lantz asked for to give his students a more diverse way to learn. In addition to school supplies, Hampton and her team donated several comfortable chairs and desks. Lantz and his class had no idea what was in store for them and it turned out to be something very special for them.

The sixth grade class was filled with so much excitement and energy once they were told about the things they received and Lantz suggested they use them immediately.

Teacher Appreciation Week ends May 6.

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