Astrobrights® Papers, the market leader in high-quality, brightly-colored paper, announced today that Dr. Melanie Morgan, a kindergarten teacher from San Antonio, Texas, is the 2017 Astrobrights Papers Brightest Teacher.

Now in its second year, Astrobrights’ annual teacher recognition campaign rewards a nominated teacher who goes the extra mile to brighten the lives of their students. Nearly 1,500 nominations were submitted by friends, family and peers over a six-week period. To show their support for one of their largest customer segments, Astrobrights announces the winner during the nationally-recognized, Teacher Appreciation Week.

Astrobrights has become a popular resource for teachers. Research shows that color is a powerful tool in the classroom, helping to boost memory and create differentiation amongst concepts. The product’s 25 vibrant colors and durable, high quality, has led teachers to expand their use of Astrobrights into other areas of the classroom including design and organization.

Dr. Morgan will receive a classroom makeover valued at $5,000, sponsored by Astrobrights and created by the Bright Minds, the brand’s team of ambassadors. The Bright Minds will pool their expertise to design a classroom that uses color to meet the needs of Dr. Morgan and her students. The classroom will be revealed at the start of back-to-school season and serve as the kick-off for Astrobrights’ Colorize™ Your Classroom campaign, an annual program that provides a platform for teachers to share inspiration as they prepare their classrooms for the new school year.

Friends and fans of Astrobrights can follow the brand and Dr. Morgan’s classroom makeover on facebook.com/astrobrights or instagram.com/astrobrights.