Clear the List: How to Help Teachers

Find out how you can help teachers and students get ready for the new school year. Below, you will find a list of teachers who have submitted their classroom wishlist, as well as some tips to help everyone have a smooth transition!

Teachers work so hard to put together classrooms that are a safe space for their students to learn and build friendships. This can involve a lot of time and money. Whenever someone purchases an item from a teacher’s wish list, Amazon removes it from the wish list. The goal is to clear as many lists as possible before the start of your teacher’s school year.

Click on the different tabs to find a teacher in your area who you can help by clearing items off their list!


Amanda Cope’s list for Sand Hill Venable

Kelly McDougal’s list for Estes Elementary

Lauren Brown’s list for Glen Arden Elementary

Leslie Soesbee’s list for Cane Creek Middle School 

P.E.P School 22-23 list for Progressive Education Program

Virginia Gibbs’ list for Oakley Elementary

Whitley Burleson’s list for Fairview Elementary


Cayela Peterson’s list for Gouge Elementary School


Sarah Biser Carpenter’s list for North Belmont Elementary

Boiling Springs

Katie Brigman’s list for Boiling Springs Elementary


Allison Beheler’s list for Sunshine Elementary School

Marla Morgan’s list for East Rutherford High School


Courtney Owen’s list for Brevard High School

Holly Egan’s list for Pisgah Forest Elementary 

Paige Capps’ list for Pisgah Forest Elementary


April Woody’s list for East Yancey Middle School


Lisa Mathis’ list for North Canton Elementary

Stacy Freeman’s list for North Canton Elementary


Charity Bennett’s list for Clear Creek Elementary

Melissa McGinnis’s list for Mountain Island Lake Academy – CMS

Tarryn Smith’s list for Paw Creek Elementary


Kelly McCaslin’s list for North Newton Elementary School


Alecia Stancil’s list for Cramerton Christian Academy


Rebekah Waldrop’s list for Clyde Elementary

Forest City

Lakin Stanfield’s list for Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School


Tiffney Pendergrass’ list for Trimont Christian Academy


Ashlyn English’s list for W.A. Bess Elementary

Erica Stockton Barne’s list for Piedmont Community Charter School

Jennifer Reed’s list for North Gaston High School

Kami McKay’s list for Forestview High School

Rachael Daywalt’s list for Piedmont Community Charter School

Granite Falls

Brandi Shore’s list for Baton Elementary School


Destiny Canipe’s list for Grover Elementary School


Amanda Childers’ list for Etowah Elementary School

Katie Rogers’ list for East Henderson High School

Linda Carillo’s list for East Henderson High School

High Point

Pa Vang’s list for Allen Jay Elementary School


Summer’s list for David Cox Road Elementary

Iron Station

Maria Hipp’s list for East Lincoln Middle School and North Lincoln Middle School

Kings Mountain

Hannah Cody’s list for West Elementary


Amber Long’s list for Wise Owl Academy (Homeschool)


Miranda Britt’s list for S. Ray Lowder


Candice Hopkins’ list for Lowell Elementary

Karen Solis’s list for Holbrook Middle School


Bianca Gibson’s list for Maiden Middle School


Peyton Franklin’s list for Brush Creek Elementary

Mars Hill

Heather Mitchell’s list for Mars Hill Elementary School


Lisa Splawn’s list for Sardis Elementary School


Jennifer Cullen’s list for Langtree Charter Academy


Samantha Hunt’s list for Drexel Elementary School


Michelle Stephens’ list for Avery Middle School


Brittney Turbyfill’s list for Balls Creek Elementary

Heather B’s list for Startown Elementary

Jennifer O’Keef’s list for Fred T. Foard High School

North Wilkesboro

Lana Whittington’s list for North Wilkesboro Elementary


Jonie Stumbo’s list for Washington Elementary School

Heather Pittillo’s list for Pinnacle Classical Academy

Melanie Brackett’s list for Pinnacle Classical Academy

Milly McMillan’s list for Jefferson Elementary School

Shelly Hoyle’s list for Springmore Elementary


Shannon Kelly’s list for Community Public Charter School


Ellen Wood’s list for Third Creek Elementary

Kelly Buchanan’s list for Cornerstone Christian Academy


Mrs. Wiseman’s list for Valdese Elementary


Mikaela Reardon’s list from Jonathan Valley Elementary School


Keaton Beard’s list for Wittenburg Elementary


Kathy Abi Haydar’s list for Mabel Elementary School


Christina Hernandez’ list for Oakwood Christian School

Keri Compton’s list for Robert Anderson Middle School 


Amanda Vause’s list for Andrews Elementary


Kristen Whelchel’s list for Blacksburg Middle School


Amanda Benton’s list for Springfield Elementary School


Noelle Roberts’ list for Oakridge Middle School

Shalyn Wehbie’s list for Clover High School


Becca Pearson’s list for Ewing Middle School

Kyla Carpernter’s list for Luther Vaughn Elementary


Rod Hill’s list for Hughes Academy


Heather Bowles’ list for D.R. Hill Middle School

Heather Kidd’s list for D.R. Hill Middle School


Raeanne Sevilla’s list for Mauldin High School


Kelly Thorfinnsson’s list for Riley Center at Ellen Woodside


Denise T Cothran’s list for Wren Elementary School


Lynsey Coon’s list for Hillcrest Middle School

Rebecca Longwell’s list for Bryson Elementary School


Christine Clark’s list for Cleveland Academy of Leadership

Sarah Green’s list for Spartanburg Prep School


Sarah Van De Bogart Myers’s list for Cane Bay Elementary

Rock Hill

Jonika Hazelett’s list for Westminster Catawba Christian School

Kelli McGraw’s list for Leslie Elementary School



Jen Gregg’s list for Chuckey Doak Middle School 


Wendy Conner’s list for Nolachuckey Elementary


Jennifer Cain’s list for Northview Academy


Alyssa Parker’s list for Spring Hill Elementary

Ashley Hoover’s list for Cedar Bluff Elementary School


Holly Goodrich’s list for McDonald Elementary


You can have a successful back to school season

It is a busy time for students, teachers, administrators and parents when school begins. Everyone could use a little help, especially during times of transition! The Light FM wants to help you help those around you. Below are a few things you can do to ensure your child(ren) and their teachers feel supported.


As the school year begins, start a new prayer time routine with your child. Ask them how they are feeling about a new school year and pray specifically for their emotional and mental health to be strong and for their focus to be set on the Lord. Encourage your child to ask their teacher if they have any prayer requests and pray with your child for their school, school staff and friends.

Ask questions

If you’re wondering about something, chances are, you’re not the only one. Don’t be afraid to ask your child’s teacher questions about what is going on in the classroom and how you can help support your child, their teachers and classmates.

Be available

After the chaos of virtual learning during the pandemic, teachers have had to be flexible and adapt to new ways of teaching. Your kids had to do it, too. And you had to turn your schedule upside down to accommodate it all. It wasn’t easy, but you made it work. The 2022-2023 school year is setting up to be more like ‘the good old days,’ but your children and their teachers still need your support. Carve out time to help in the classroom, drop off some doughnuts in the teachers lounge, send an email asking if they need more tissues or markers or offer to cut, tape, glue or print assignments so they don’t have to stay as late.

Have any other ways you can support teachers?

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