It is no secret that teachers and school staff have more ideas for what will help their students than a typical school budget allows.

Nettie & Friends tries to fill some of that gap. We trust teachers to know what their students need to ignite a spark of interest, move to a place of exploration and enhance the educational experience. This might be providing art supplies, an opportunity for a field trip, recognizing positive school behavior, or celebrating hard work in the classroom.

But first and foremost, we look to the teachers to tell us what they would do if they had additional resources to fulfill some of those ideas and dreams.