Once Again, Teacher Supports Students in a Very Big Way
Elementary school teacher, Nicole Bozickovich, is once again making a beautiful and lasting impact upon her young students.
One day during school excitedly said, “Miss B, sign my yearbook for me!”
Well, Ms. B was a bit confused. Most of the students at the Akron, Ohio charter school didn’t even have their photos taken – how was there even a yearbook?
But, as teachers do, she obliged and said she would sign it. To her surprise, the yearbook was actually just notebook paper stapled together.
She gladly signed the “yearbook”, and she also got another bright idea. You see, it was last year that this charter school art teacher in the inner city of Akron did something amazing. She asked her alma mater (The Cleveland Institute of Art) to take school photos of the students because many of the kids couldn’t afford them. They went above and beyond, providing all 175 students with photos and a local printing company provided the photo printing free of charge.
Since that story went viral, another company, Jakprints of Cleveland, donated half of the cost of yearbooks to the students. The other half was made up through other donations and from Ms. B herself.
“[Jakprints] heard about how I provided free school photos to the students and they told me to keep them in mind with anything they can help me with,” she said. “I reached out to them right away. … They even went further and made a separate donation to the school. I am very grateful they are a company that supports not only myself but also inner-city students.”
Sophomore photography major Leah Trznadel of the Cleveland Art Institute helped Ms. B design the school’s yearbook. Not only are the students’ portraits in there, but Ms. B brought her own camera to special events and stopped by classrooms to take shots of the kids learning.
WAY TO GO once again Nicole Bozickovich, and all those from The Cleveland Art Institute, and Jakprints of Cleveland for #beingbetterhumans
photo: Akron Beacon Journal