The following is a press release from American Paper & Twine Co., released November 10, 2014.
American Paper & Twine Co., Titans Radio and Georgia-Pacific Communication Papers announced Calli Rollins, a kindergarten teacher from Cornerstone Preparatory School in Memphis, Tennessee, was selected as Teacher of the Week, for week eleven of the Tennessee Titans 2014 football season.
“This week’s winner is an example of the difference that exceptional teachers are making across the state of Tennessee and the country,” said Ruth Elliott, American Paper & Twine Co., Marketing Director. “Mrs. Rollins clearly has had an impact on the success and growth of her students. We are thrilled to honor her as Teacher of the Week.”
“Calli came to Memphis to teach low income children in our state,” said Drew Sippel, Executive Director of Cornerstone Prep. “She chose to come work at our school, then named Lester School,.... [and] she has helped turn the school around.”
Mr. Sippel continued, “Last year, her students grew more than 95% of the children in the nation in math in a national test. Her students also grew by 1.5 grade levels in reading in just one year. Our school, now named Cornerstone Prep, was recognized for its improvement by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited our school two weeks ago and told our students that the whole country was watching their performance.”
Each week during the Titans’ season, submissions are reviewed to find exceptional teachers. The winning teachers receive a $400 gift basket full of supplies for their classroom and two tickets to see a Tennessee Titans home game. A new winner is announced every Tennessee Titans game and at the end of the season a ‘Teacher of the Year’ is selected from the Teacher of the Week winners. This deserving teacher will receive an award, a gift basket of school supplies (worth approx. $800) and tickets to the December 28th game vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
To nominate a teacher you would like to honor, visit www.ShopAPT.com/Teacher, and tell us why your favorite teacher deserves to be recognized. There is no limit to the number of entries a teacher can receive, so encourage your family and friends to submit an entry.
American Paper & Twine Co. was founded in 1926 and is a leading distributor in several business sectors including: janitorial, packaging, disposable food service and office products. American Paper & Twine Co. has nearly 300 employees and operates six (6) full-service distribution centers throughout the Southeast: Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Little Rock and Atlanta. American Paper & Twine Co. is also the Official Supplier of the Tennessee Titans.