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At Charm City Books, we are dedicated to making reading an essential part of everyone’s life. 

School supplies can be costly, especially for teachers. For this reason, we have partnered with George Washington Elementary School to get more books into teacher's classrooms as a way of allievating some of the high cost of classroom supplies and as a way of saying thank you to our local teachers for their invaluable work they do.

  • With Pay-it-Forward, you are able to purchase books from a teacher's classroom wishlist and we, working in partnership with local schools, deliver those book directly into the hands of the teacher for his/her classroom at the end of the month. We will feature a new teacher each month!
  • To participate in the Pay-it-Forward program, choose a title from the listed books below, place the book(s) in your cart and write “pay it forward” in the notes during checkout so we know this book goes to the wishlist of a local teacher. You can also always Pay it Forward directly in the shop by coming in and buying the book! We will collect all of the purchased books at the end of the month and along with a donation of our own, deliver the books all together.

*If purchasing online, make sure to put "Pay-it-Forward" in the notes upon checkout!*

Our Teacher for February is Mrs. Proctor from Southwest Baltimore Charter School

Read her bio below and check out her wishlist!

Mrs. Proctor is a 7th and 8th Grade ELA Teacher, Team Leader, and BCPSS Model Teacher at Southwest Baltimore Charter School. She has almost 20 years of experience working in public education both here in Baltimore and in her home country, New Zealand. She has taught across the grade levels and feels most connected to her 7th and 8th-grade students. In 2002 Mrs. Proctor began teaching in Baltimore at Mt. Royal Elementry Middle School. During her time at Mt. Royal she taught 7th grade literacy, elementary drama, 6th-8th grade visual art, and 7th and 8th grade Ingenuity Project literacy. Mrs. Proctor began teaching at SBCS in 2008 as a 5th-grade literacy and humanities teacher. During this time she helped prepare for the expansion of the SBCS Middle School program. She later became the Middle Grades Director, taking on an administrative and coaching role. During her time at SBCS she has served on the school leadership team, been the new teacher mentor, high school choice liaison and she has presented at The Progressive Education Summit,  several EL Education National Conferences, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2017, Mrs. Proctor returned to the classroom to teach 7th and 8th grade ELA and to apply everything she learned while out of the classroom. Her favorite books to teach include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Anything by Jason Reynolds, Call of the Wild, Dear Martin and The Giver.