GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is teaming up with Procter & Gamble to honor the nation’s schools and teachers as part of the company’s Every Day Heroes program.
Through its “Success Starts Here” national marketing campaign, including an advertorial in Better Homes & Gardens, the program recognized Boone County High School in Florence, Ky., and one of its teachers, Kimberly Shearer.
Shearer is a wife and mother, as well as an English teacher at Boone County High School. Her recognition as the Kentucky Teacher of the Year in 2012 is due in part to her advocacy of 21st century literacy skills and strengths in teaching students how to evaluate information, collaborate, master technology and to become life-long readers.
In honor of Kimberly Shearer, Dollar General is making a $10,000 donation to Boone County High School to help meet the needs of its diverse student body.
“Kimberly exemplifies the role model teacher by working early mornings and late evenings to ensure her students receive the education she knows they deserve,” stated Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s EVP and chief merchandising officer. “She embodies the Dollar General Every Day Hero through her dedication to her students by preparing them for the future and her students will undoubtedly benefit from her passion for teaching today’s youths.”