Teacher Created Materials Marks Read Across America Day with Volunteer Projects at Dr. Merton E. Hill Elementary School in Garden Grove

Activities on Monday, March 3 included a school-wide reading event, colorful mural, fence art, and US map to beautify school grounds

Huntington Beach, California, March 3, 2014 -- In conjunction with the National Education Association's annual Read Across America Day, approximately 100 volunteers from Teacher Created Materials (TCM), a leading publisher of supplementary educational materials located in Huntington Beach, shared their teaching, reading and painting talents to Garden Grove's Dr. Merton E. Hill Elementary School.

The activities at the school on Monday, March 3 from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm included a school-wide reading event, colorful mural designed by TCM staff, and US map as well as creating fence art to beautify the school grounds.

The elementary school serves approximately 400 students in kindergarten through sixth grade, including 98 enrolled in the school's Special Education Program. The company selected the school based upon its needs and importance to the community it serves. The school is located at 9681 11th Street in Garden Grove.

"We are delighted to acknowledge Read Across America Day by devoting our energies to the deserving students and faculty at Hill," said Corinne Burton, President of Teacher Created Materials. "We are impressed by the school's goals to have its students become self-actualized learners, skilled communicators, problem-solvers, and socially conscientious citizens and hope that our efforts will in a small way help further them."

"In these tight budgetary times, it is exciting to partner with Teacher Created Materials," said Erin Lara, the school's principal. "We are delighted to welcome volunteers from a company that is dedicated to supporting service learning and academic success in local schools, and know our students will benefit for years to come from their involvement with this project."

About Teacher Created Materials

Teacher Created Materials, a family owned and operated educational company, develops innovative and imaginative PreK-12 educational materials and services for students worldwide. Everything is created by teachers for teachers and students to make teaching more effective and learning more fun. In its 37-year history, Teacher Created Materials has been recognized with over 40 industry awards. In 2010 founder Rachelle Cracchiolo was inducted into the Educational Publishing Hall of Fame. Teacher Created Materials also received the Family Owned Business Award from the Orange County Business Journal in 2011. The company's community involvement is equally extensive and includes endowing a scholarship through the School of Education at California State University Fullerton to recognize achievement in the development of educational curriculum.