AMERICAN PAPER & TWINE CO. ANNOUNCES THE TEACHER OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK SIXTEEN OF THE TITANS SEASON

December 15, 2014

(Nashville, TN) - American Paper & Twine Co., Titans Radio and Georgia-Pacific Communication Papers announced Juli Laye first grade teacher at Old Center Elementary in Goodletsville, Tennessee, was selected as Teacher of the Week, for week sixteen of the Tennessee Titans 2014 football season.
 
“This year we have been able to recognize extraordinary teachers from Memphis to Johnson City,” said Lonnie Spivak, American Paper & Twine eCommerce & Marketing Manager. “We have encountered  wonderful teachers, parents and administrators through our Teacher of the Week program, and our final weekly winner, Ms. Laye is no exception. We want to thank everyone who helped us honor so many teachers, including our partners at Georgia-Pacific Communication Papers, the Tennessee Titans and Titans Radio.” 
 
Lonnie continued, “Now that we have announced our last weekly winner, we will review all of the entries to select our Teacher of the Year, which will be presented at the December 28th game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts. Best of luck to Juli and all of our weekly winners.”
 
Juli was nominated by her father, Jim Casteel. Jim said, “Her school is a Title One school where many students lack support and basic instruction at home. Many students have reached out to her to deal with issues at home where no support was available. She has on multiple occasions been requested by parents who have seen their older children improve under Juli. This is due to her use of creativity in the classroom to make learning fun by using daily, weekly and 6-week (grading period) incentive programs for students—including character development, ‘life lessons’ and discipline and respect in the classroom.”
 
Mr. Casteel continued, “Juli has done all this for over 15 years as a single parent, with a son who is now a senior at Tennessee Tech, and making personal sacrifice for others, especially her students. She is not only deserving of Teacher of the Week, but is always humbled by anyone showing appreciation for her success in the classroom and in life.”
 
Each week during the Titans’ season, submissions are reviewed to find exceptional teachers. The winning teachers receive a $400 gift basket full of supplies for their classroom and two tickets to see a Tennessee Titans home game. A new winner is announced every Tennessee Titans game and at the end of the season a ‘Teacher of the Year’ is selected from the Teacher of the Week winners. This deserving teacher will receive an award, a gift basket of school supplies (worth approx. $800) and tickets to the December 28th game vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
 
How to nominate a teacher
To nominate a teacher you would like to honor, visit www.ShopAPT.com/Teacher, and tell us why your favorite teacher deserves to be recognized. There is no limit to the number of entries a teacher can receive, so encourage your family and friends to submit an entry.
 
About American Paper & Twine Co.
American Paper & Twine Co. was founded in 1926 and is a leading distributor in several business sectors including: janitorial, packaging, disposable food service and office products. American Paper & Twine Co. has nearly 300 employees and operates six (6) full-service distribution centers throughout the Southeast: Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Little Rock and Atlanta. American Paper & Twine Co. is also the Official Supplier of the Tennessee Titans.
 

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