Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter to Join Farmers Insurance in Honoring Four Local Teachers as Part of 'Thank A Million Teachers' Program; Each Teacher to Receive $2,500 Grant
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POCATELLO, Idaho, April 28, 2014  /PRNewswire/ -- 


Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter will join representatives of Farmers Insurance and other local dignitaries to honor four local teachers – three from Tyhee Elementary School in Chubbuck and one from I.T. Stoddard Elementary School in Blackfoot – who will be receiving grants of $2,500 for classroom supplies as part of the insurer's "Thank A Million Teachers" national program.

The four Idaho teachers are among 30 winners nationally who were among the top six vote-getters for their proposals in their region.  Across the nation, nearly 2,000 teachers submitted proposals for funding via the web site.

In a proclamation issued in February, Gov. Otter recognized Farmers "…for their leadership in helping all of us give recognition to those professionals who help make all of us smart – our teachers and encourage every resident in Idaho to visit the web site to publicly thank a teacher who has made a difference in their lives."


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

10:00 a.m.


Tyhee Elementary School

12743 West Tyhee Road

Chubbuck, ID  83202


The Honorable C. L. "Butch" Otter – Governor of Idaho

Jim Dento – Principal, Tyhee Elementary School

Sandy Andrus – Teacher, Tyhee Elementary School and $2,500 Grant Winner

Linda Empey - Teacher, Tyhee Elementary School and $2,500 Grant Winner

Shelley Hardenbrook - Teacher, Tyhee Elementary School and $2,500 Grant Winner

Melissa Hunt - Teacher, I. T. Stoddard Elementary School and $2,500 Grant Winner

Randy Rice, National Manager of Education Programs – Farmers Insurance

Hundreds of screaming, excited and proud elementary school kids


Farmers launched the "Thank A Million Teachers" program with Actor Jack Black who offered his thanks to his former teacher.  The insurer further highlighted its commitment to educators with its 2014 Rose Parade float, Thank A Million Teachers, which featured teachers and students participating in the New Year's Day parade.  As of mid-April, the web site has garnered nearly 500,000 thank yous for teachers across the nation.



Luis Sahagun


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SOURCE Farmers Insurance



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