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St. Johns County Teacher Wins Classroom Supplies from Office Max

Brian Francois, a seventh grade math teacher at Sebastian Middle School, was recently selected as one of the 1,000 teachers nationwide to be honored for A Day Made Better. Nominated by his Principal Kelly Battell and Assistant Principal Wanda Logan for exemplifying a passion for learning and innovative classroom techniques, Francois received $1,200 worth of supplies and classroom materials ranging from a digital camera and printer to paper, pencils, erasers and scissors for his students.

To recognize the efforts of teachers throughout the nation, Office Max and the non-profit organization Adopt-A-Classroom started A Day Made Better, which is a national initiative to help make at least one day better for educators; specifically by providing teachers with essential classroom supplies.

After both an internship and time as a substitute teacher at Sebastian Middle School, Francois is in his first year.