“Well, here I go again, spending $500.00 to $1000.00 this school year on classroom supplies for my first graders.”
“I’m already out of paper and it’s only the end of October. The school has informed me that I must pay back the school for anymore paper that I use the rest of the school year.”
“We received a list in the mail before school started of 15 classroom items that our son was to bring to school on the first day back. The school also asked for a donation of $100.00 to cover cost of classroom supplies for the rest of the year.”
The above discouraging comments from two teacher friends and a parent friend of mine planted the seed that has now become Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay.
TRCNB is the first and only free classroom supply store where teachers from all public schools in Napa County can "shop" for pencils, pens, paper, glue sticks, notebooks and more and spend no money!
TRCNB, an all volunteer, community based non-profit organization will thrive because of the generosity of individuals, small businesses and large corporations who believe that our children are our future and deserve the best learning environment we can provide them.
.... Kathleen Montgomery
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kathleen Montgomery, President/Founder
Registered Dental Hygienist with BA in Health Education, currently semi-retired after 40 years in the dental health field. Has been on boards of: Napa Valley Education Foundation, Vintage High School Peer Support Advisory Council, Vintage High School PFSO and Playground Fantastico.
Sandee Dickson, Director
BA in Political Science and Psychology and MA in Counseling, retired after 30 years as a classroom teacher and counselor. Has been on boards of We Care Animal Rescue, Democrats of Napa Valley and Napa County Democratic Central Committee.
Jim Warren, Director
Graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Engineering. Employed by Caterpillar Manufacturing Management Program. Returned to Cornell University where received MS in Engineering. Employed byTrane Company for 41 years, technical sales for 18 years, received Top Ten Club Award. Trustee and Teacher,South Church, Boston, Mass. Junior Achievement Advisor. Soccer Coach, Junior League.
John Mellquist, Director
BS in Business Management; California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential; Environmental Education Certification. Worked 25 years in the engineering field. Recently retired from being an elementary school teacher. Currently teaching environmental education at Napa Valley Adult School. Has voluteered with TRCNB, Surfrider Foundation and Vietname Vets of America.
Marcia Garcia, Director
Marcia earned both her bachelor and masters' degrees at Eastern New Mexico University and her California teaching credentials at Sonoma State University. She joined the volunteers at TRCNB in the summer of 2010 after retiring from 34 years as a high school English teacher. She brings to our organization first-hand knowledge of classroom procedures and supply needs as well as familarity with educational programs and state and federal testing schedules. In addition to her work with TRCNB, she began a small business, "Common Threads", for which she creates individually, hand-crafted, artisan baskets.
Kathleen Montgomery, President
Sandee Dickson, Vice President
Heather Stanton, Secretary/Treasurer
Trudie Atchison, Holiday House Project Manager
Cindy Clark, Art Display/Supply Coordinator
Nancy Fireman, Website/Inventory Control Manager
Sandra Pena, Database Manager
Rich Raney, Warehouse Manager
Teri Stevens, PR/Marketing Manager
Linda D. Yolo, Heifer International Coordinator
These are the heart and soul of TRCNB. They are people from ages 11 to 92 who help sorting, counting, displaying inventory, greeting, check-in, check-out teachers, collecting donations from here, there and everywhere, painting, trucking, shelving and on and on.
This community-driven organization depends solely on individuals, businesses, service clubs, church groups – all of whom donate time, money, expertise and/or supplies to make TRCNB happen and be able to serve our dedicated teachers and wonderful students. It takes a village!