Office Depot, Inc., through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, recently announced the launch of a new initiative called Committed to Learning. The initiative is founded on the company’s core beliefs of equity, skills mastery, and collaboration between teachers, students, and parents for successful learning outcomes.
Committed to Learning integrates Office Depot’s education-focused contract division with a wealth of best-in-class partners across the instructional ecosystem of people, classrooms, content, data and materials. By listening to the unique needs of individual superintendents, the company creates solutions that directly address their student bodies.
“Committed to Learning is more than a slogan for Office Depot; it’s a pledge that we bring to life every day,” says Steve Calkins, executive vice-president, business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc. “Together with our partners, we are listening, learning and enabling student success in school districts across the country.”
The Committed to Learning philosophy is perhaps best exemplified by Office Depot’s trusted network of learning consultants. These professionals, many of whom are former educators, bring their experience to bear in collaborating with superintendents and curriculum developers. The group operates with a student-centric mindset that maximizes district budgets while delivering solutions and education-sector expertise to meet the changing needs of students today.
One example of Office Depot’s ongoing relationship with school districts can be seen in Connecticut’s Wallingford School District.
“I have to confess I was very surprised by Office Depot’s deep engagement with the education community,” says Dr. Salvatore F. Menzo, superintendent of schools at Wallingford. “We’ve benefited greatly from the holistic view they take of our requirements and resources, and we value the real-world experience their network of education solutions experts bring to our classrooms.”
Learn more about Office Depot’s education solutions at www.business.officedepot.com/education.