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ASU Alumni Association offers back-to-school packs for Sun Devil educators

ASU Alumni Association - Packing Back-to-School Packs for educators

Christine Wilkinson, ASU Alumni Association President and CEO (center) and others in her department fill envelopes with ASU back-to-school packs at Carson Ballroom on July 23, 2020. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now

July 28, 2020

The start of the school year may look different for many teachers, but whether the classroom is virtual or in person, the Arizona State University Alumni Association wants to help Sun Devil educators show off their ASU spirit, both in the classroom and online. For the third year, the association is offering complimentary ASU-themed, back-to-school packs for Sun Devil educators who teach pre–K to college. 

“The ASU Alumni Association and its university partners want to thank our teachers for all that they have done for their students and their communities,” said Christine K. Wilkinson, president and CEO of the association. “As educators begin to prepare for a new year with unknowns, we want to provide materials and resources that allow educators to show their Sun Devil pride and inspire their students.” 

In partnership with Educational Outreach and Student Services and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, this year’s packet includes a brochure with ASU resources, a notepad for the educator, a magnetic academic year calendar, a poster for the virtual or physical classroom, stickers for the students, Flat Sparky, a webcam security cover, a coffee sleeve and an ASU bandana.

Teachers can visit to download ASU Zoom backgrounds, desktop backgrounds, lesson plans and social media photos. The spirit packet is ideal for teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, librarians and English language-learning teachers. 

Last year, the initiative engaged more than 3,300 educators from across 40 states and four countries. On Thursday, July 23, the Alumni Association staff packed thousands of back-to-school packs while remaining socially distant and wearing face masks.

The ASU back-to-school pack can be requested through an online form and should be ordered by Sept. 9. After receiving the packet, educators are asked to post a selfie on social media using #sundevilteacher.

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