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Danielle Ortiz
all images courtesy of KI Furniture

Bethlehem Teacher Wins Furniture Worth $40K for Classroom

Fifth-grade science and social studies teacher Danielle Ortiz of Bethlehem Elementary School in Taylorsville is one of four winners of a national classroom furniture giveaway from furniture maker KI. Ms. Ortiz was selected from hundreds of teachers who submitted designs for their dream classroom. She emerged from a group of 12 finalists, with more than 62,000 votes cast.

Ms. Ortiz was awarded $40,000 worth of furniture to bring her vision to life. She designed a versatile space where kids can easily switch between different activities. Private nooks provide a space for kids with anxiety or attention challenges. The furniture is scheduled for delivery on Wednesday, April 17.