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Racine Unifed 1st Grade Teacher Heidi Martin is nominated in the Raise a Hand for Teachers Campaign to win up to $2,500 for her classroom that will help her continue helping students succeed.

The contest is sponsored by thredUp and Adopt a Classroom.org. Supporters can visit the campaign website and vote daily for Martin.

When Martin first started teaching, test scores for first graders were low, but she knew they could do better. After going through Whole Brain Teaching and using the concepts she learned in her classroom, Martin’s first graders were doing multiplication.

Martin is currently in 10th place with 382 votes. The leader has almost 4,000 so Martin needs as many votes as possible through August 23, when voting closes.

Winners will be announced September 8; three will win $2,500 for classroom supplies and $500 each to thredUp, a higher-end clothing resale website. 50 teachers will win $100 to thredUp.

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