Did You Thank a Teacher at the Great Minnesota Get-Together?

AdoptAClassroom.org was proud to be a guest of MELSA during Read and Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair this year!

This was our first year at the State Fair and we wanted to make a splash by asking fairgoers to thank their favorite teacher in our photo booth. We were blown away by the fantastic impact teachers made in the lives of everyone we met.


We also asked everyone who came by our booth why they wanted to help their teacher win funding for school supplies. Here are our favorite responses:


Lynette from Richfield, MN about Lindsay: “She puts her students first. Most of her students are low-income and she always makes sure they have supplies.”

Shirley from Prior Lake, MN about Joel: “He is terrific teaching robotics even though the school is having trouble funding the program.”


Beth from Rosemount, MN about Kay: “It is very important that kids start off on the right foot! Hats off to all Pre-K teachers!”

Kamrin from Medford, OR about Jeanie: “She is very passionate about helping children regardless of having an over-challenging classroom.”


Jim from Red Wing, MN about Pam: “She is my wife of 27 years.”

Emily from Plymouth, MN about Jessica: “She worked very hard to get through grad school and has never given up on her quest to teach.”


Michelle from Savage, MN about Kris: “Everyone’s fave! So great with all the kids. Full of hugs, love, patience and tons of ways to teach differently to different kids.”

Jackie from Minneapolis, MN about Winona: “Her kids love her. Because of her, they love science.”


Tonya from St. Paul, MN about Jenny: “This teacher put her heart and soul into her classroom and kids. She spends money out of her own pocket to make the best experience for those in need.”

Tommy from Crystal, MN about Mrs. Efron: “Because she helped us hatch baby chickens.”


Lauren from Midlothian, VA about Amy: “She helped me through a lot in high school!”

Carrie from Mahtomedia on Mrs. Lewis: “Mrs. Lewis will drop everything to help anyone out. She is an amazing teacher.”


Abby from Chaska, MN about Mr. Vanulsburg: “He was a BIG influence on my education, even if it was only 3rd grade!”

Ciera, Laura, and Bella from St. Paul, MN about Ed: “He always makes sure to connect with students. He makes every student feel included and encouraged to succeed.”


Will from Chanhassen, MN about Ms. Etnier: “Ms. Etnier not only taught me essential English skills, but essential skills for daily life as well.”

Jody from Anoka, MN about Wendy: “She got me through calculus! She’s always kind and ready to help before, during and after school.”


Susan from Mendota Heights about Stacy: “Stacy encourages her 8th grade students to stay after school to catch up. She personally emailed, called, and even came out and jumped in my car one day to talk about my son’s progress.”

Lisa from Fridley, MN about Nancy: “She loves her kids and spends a lot of her own money.”

If you would like to thank your favorite teacher, consider a donation on AdoptAClassroom.org!

Special thank you to The Fabulous Photo Booth for your support with our GIF Booth at the Fair!