TeacherLists.com simplifies back-to-school classroom supply lists

Lauren Williams's picture
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

School supply lists have been at the core of the back-to-school experience for millions of teachers and families for decades, yet the annual chore of creating and distributing lists, and parents’ ability to find lists and purchase supplies, has remained frustrating—until now. TeacherLists.com – the largest and fastest-growing free online service for posting and sharing school supply/wish lists with parents – makes the creation and distribution of school supply lists easier for educators, and provides parents with one simple-to-use digital pathway to access all of their lists.

The TeacherLists.com concept is simple: teachers, school staff members and parent volunteers can use the service to post their school supply and teacher wish lists. Then, with a click, they can broadcast the list on their school or teacher website, print the list for sharing with parents, or post the list to any of more than 300 social media sites. Parents have the option of printing the lists or viewing them on a smartphone or tablet right in stores, adding a convenient and “green” element to back-to-school shopping for the first time. Parents using the site can also take advantage of coupons and discount offers on popular supplies and from key retailers available on the Teacherlists.com website.

To help educators and parents prepare for Back to School, TeacherLists.com is running the following initiatives:

· $5,000 Teachers’ Lounge Makeover Contest

· Tell-a-Teacher referral reward program

· School supply coupon offers for parents

“Back-to-school has always been about new beginnings and optimism for a great school year, but for too long, the back-to-school supply list process has been, frankly, just a big hassle,” said Tim Sullivan, founder of TeacherLists.com and School Family Media. “We launched TeacherLists.com to change that; to make back-to-school easier for schools, teachers and parents. The support we’ve received so far from tens of thousands of schools and some of the biggest brands in the back-to-school space tell us we’re on the right track.”

Launched in 2012, TeacherLists.com already boasts – by far – the largest database available of current school supply and teacher wish lists, with lists from more than 220,000 classrooms and more than 20,000 schools (from all 50 states) live on the site. Teachers and schools that get active with the site – by posting their lists and sharing those lists with parents using the site’s sharing tools – earn free bonus supplies from TeacherLists.com’s growing sponsor list . Elmer’s glue, Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes, Dixie®, Westcott® Scissors, Kleenex® Brand tissues, Mead® and Five Star® are all sponsors of the growing back-to-school solution.

The site is taking an annual chore for every parent – finding those lists and getting the supplies their children need – and making it easier for all.

For a complete look at TeacherLists.com or to easily post or find lists, visit www.teacherlists.com

About TeacherLists.com

Launched in 2012 by the parent involvement experts at School Family Media, Inc., TeacherLists.com is the largest and fastest-growing free online service for posting and sharing school supply/wish lists with parents. Completely free for all, TeacherLists.com is making back-to-school easier for parents, teachers, schools and all those who have to find and use these lists every school year. TeacherLists.com is committed to encouraging and helping teachers and parents to work together to make classrooms great for students. TeacherLists.com