We asked and you responded. A few weeks ago we asked you to nominate your favorite South Jersey teacher. On average teachers spend about $479 on supplies for their classroom. As our way to say thank you to the amazing South Jersey teachers, we put together a back to school "cake."

After a few weeks of collecting nominations we finally have a winner. We went through around 100 nominations. The teacher with the most nominations was the winner. The winning teacher will win the back to school "cake" that includes:

  • 4 notebooks
  • 6 folders
  • 48 pencils
  • 4 erasers
  • 3 highlighters
  • 5 Expo markers
  • 4 boxes of crayons (24 pack)
  • 2 Wite-Out tape rolls
  • 10 blue pens
  • 10 black pens
  • 10 red pens
  • 2 3-ring binders (1 inch)
  • 10 markers
  • 4 binder clips
  • 2 packs of binder dividers (5 packs)
  • 50 cap erasers
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 3 bottles of glue
  • 6 glue sticks
  • 175 sheets of college ruled paper
  • 175 sheets of wide ruled paper
  • 2 Post-Its
  • 3 Post-It page tabs
  • 100 paper clips
  • 200 index cards
  • 3 rolls of tape
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 container of disinfecting wipes
  • 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 2 small bottles of hand santizer
  • 5000 staples
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 544 hole reinforcements
  • 2 rolls of washi tape
  • 1 teacher themed light box
  • 2 packs of line paper wall border
  • 1 pack of chalkboard labels
  • 1 teacher themed memo notebook
  • 1 pack of smiley face stickers
  • 2 ring puzzles
  • 1 ruler

And the winner is....

Jessica Garman!!!

Ms. Garman is a kindergarten teacher at Atlantic Community Charter School in Galloway.

When nominating a teacher, we asked you to tell use why you were nominating them. Here is what people had to say about Ms. Garman:

Jessica is energetic, compassionate and strives to help her students, whether it be with education, life skills or daily needs. Jessica deserves this award because she works extremely hard, is passionate about education and her students [well-being]. Lastly, her students could greatly benefit from the supplies. Jessica gives 100% percent at all times.

Another nominator said:

The reason I nominate Jessica is because she has warm, caring heart, and helpful. I have work along aside with her and watch her give the kids love, respect and helpful. She has given kids that come from broken home so much love and make sure she gave them positive feedback and show them what it like to have fun learning.

Congratulations again to Jessica Garman of Atlantic Community Charter School.