The Story.

The Thrifty Teacher is a unique business that aims to connect the teaching community by collecting no longer needed materials from teachers and reselling them to others at prices up to 75% off to those that can use them.


As employees leave, through retirement, grade level change, or simply choosing another path, new employees enter the field with very little supplies. The Thrifty Teacher is designed to be a low-cost thrift store, specifically selling educational materials, where teachers can purchase unique supplies not provided by the school system.

In addition to reselling materials, The Thrifty Teacher hosts children's painting classes, where all are welcomed to relax and have fun while creating art and connecting to a community! Classes include a unique art technique that can be easily replicated in the classroom, as well as classes directed towards young artists, with art that is manageable for children five to twelve years of age.

The Team.

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Kristy P.


  • Entering her 15th year of teaching

  • Loves to snuggle with her cats

  • Excited for teachers to come and shop at The Thrifty Teacher for their classroom needs!


Nicole B.


  • Teaching lower elementary for seven years

  • Loves to hike with her puppy

  • Believes The Thrifty Teacher brings much needed resources to well-deserving teachers!