Windsor Elementary School teacher Jennifer Richardson was recognized for her entrepreneurial spirit in striving to meet their students’ distance learning needs during COVID-19.

Sonic Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, giving Richardson, of Sun Prairie, $295.

Through Limeades for Learning, Sonic donated $1 million to public school teacher requests across the country on Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, May 5 – supporting their endeavors to provide students with essential education resources.

Richardson was among the exceptional teachers whose project received funding, including work with Learning with Osmo.

“Teachers across the country face new and complex challenges to keep their students learning right now,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president for public relations for Sonic. “As we continue to celebrate teachers this Teacher Appreciation Month, we sincerely thank educators like Jennifer Richardson, who are creatively keeping their students learning even as schools are closed. With Sonic’s $1 million donation match, we were able to help teachers obtain resources for their students and will continue to empower them throughout the year.”

Through Limeades for Learning, SONIC has donated $16.6 million to public school teachers, helping more than 21,000 teachers and impacting more than 5.4 million students in public schools nationwide since 2009. Visit to learn about future funding opportunities and explore public school teacher requests.

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