|[November 14, 2012]
Alabama Educator Named 2012 America's Most Inspiring Teacher
WATERBURY, Vt. --(Business Wire)--
Today, Donna King was voted America's Most Inspiring Teacher in 2012 by
the Green Mountain Naturals® Facebook community in its annual
Apple (News - Alert) for a Teacher contest. The special education teacher from Bankhead
Middle School in Cordova, Alabama will receive a $10,000 school grant,
as well as a one year's supply of Hot Apple Cider K-Cup®
packs for her school, to continue the inspiring work she does in the
classroom every day.
"Donna King is a very special, special education teacher," wrote
nominator Betty Hoffman (News - Alert), who also won a Keurig® brewer and
Hot Apple Cider K-Cup® packs for her nomination. "She doesn't
give up on her students and doesn't let them give up on themselves.
April 27, 2011, brought two very destructive tornadoes to Cordova,
Alabama, and Donna reached out to her community and students with love
and support to help them and their families get through this terrible
In October, Green
Mountain Naturals® Facebook fans were
invited to nominate a teacher who has inspired them or their children in
its Apple for a Teacher contest. An expert panel, including Kristen
Doyle of Dine & Dish, Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr.,
Superintendent of Southington, CT Public Schools, and last year's Most
Inspiring Teacher, Jennifer Kelsey, then reviewed entries and narrowed
it down to the top five finalists for Green Mountain Naturals®
fans to vote. With over 300 entries, King ignited the hearts and minds
of fans to become Green Mountain Naturals' inspirational teacher of the
"I am just so excited for our school. We have a little school and we've
had so much tragedy with the tornadoes," said King, the newly dubbed
2012 America's Most Inspiring Teacher from Bankhead Middle School in
Cordova, Alabama. "I am just so thrilled and grateful to be able to give
something back to the kids."
Green Mountain Naturals® is a harvest of family-friendly
drinks made with fruit - the kind you'd find overflowing from baskets at
your local farmers market. Hot Apple Cider from Green Mountain Naturals®
puts a new spin on a familiar favorite. The fresh, juicy goodness of
sweet orchard apples is captured in convenient K-Cup® packs.
Within seconds, you get a warm, comforting mug with a hint of brown
sugar and just a touch of cinnamon flavor. Green Mountain Naturals®
is part of the family of brands in GMCR's Specialty Coffee business unit.
About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee
Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized for its award-winning
coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible
business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by
offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in
sustainably-grown coffee, and allocating a portion of its pre-tax
profits to socially and environmentally responsible initiatives.
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