BARNES AND NOBLE WITH TREASURES 4 TEACHERS
In 2004, Barbara Blalock was visiting a 2nd grade classroom. The teacher asked her students to get out a piece of paper and pencil. Barbara watched as a little 7 year old student named Sandy walked up to the teacher and gave her a shoe. The teacher quickly gave Sandy a pencil. After class, Barbara asked the teacher why Sandy had to give her a shoe for the pencil, the teacher said because she didn’t have enough pencils, and this way she knew she would get her pencil back because Sandy wouldn’t leave without her shoe. That day, Barbara knew she needed to do something so that students didn’t have to give up their shoe for a pencil. Barbara started Treasures 4 Teachers a “Creative Reuse Center” specifically catered to teachers to get the supplies they need for free and low cost so their students can be successful.
Treasures 4 Teachers is a member based resource and supply store serving the educators of Arizona. This means that anyone who works closely with students can have access to a wide selection of materials, resources and training that will enhance and expand the learning process. Today it is thriving in a 12,000 square foot facility in Tempe, Arizona.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 632 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states.
Michelle Edson has been with Barnes & Noble for the past 6 years. She has been in her current role as the Business Development Manager for the past year, after transferring to Phoenix from New York City in 2016.
In NYC Michelle was an Assistant Store Manager in the 5th Avenue Flagship store as well as a Store Manager in the TriBeca (lower Manhattan) store.
Michelle loves putting books in customer’s hands and helping people with all of their shopping needs whether it’s 1 item or a bulk order of 100 items.
Barnes & Noble Desert Ridge
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050