SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Retiring city teachers are going green and helping new teachers.
The Tools For Teachers Program is run by the Springfield Education Association Retiree’s Committee.
For the last four years they’ve help get new teachers materials for their classrooms. Majority of the supplies are from former teachers.
“Most teachers spend anywhere from $200 to $600 a year easily on things to make their classroom more attractive and efficient,” said Christine Williams, former teacher.
“It’s wonderful to see them coming in with a smile on their face,” said Nancy Meyer, former teacher.
Incoming 9th grade english teacher Katie Barsevich is thrilled to get the some materials to decorate her classroom.
“It’s just nice to know that we are supported from some teachers who are retired,” said Barsevich.
Springfield teachers can pick up supplies on the third Thursday each month until June at 70 Tapley Street.