You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

Mr. Bortman’s Classroom Edit display name

https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/188072 Customize URL

"I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade at a Title 1 school (high-needs, 100% free-lunch, not-so-nice area of a large city). The school is old. It has no air conditioning, yet temperatures in May, June and September do get up there. My neighbor teachers and I are located on the top floor, each with a large bank of windows facing south. On a good day, our students only need to overcome crime, poverty, family problems and other daily issues. When it is hot and sunny, they have to battle the heat, too.

About my class

"I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade at a Title 1 school (high-needs, 100% free-lunch, not-so-nice area of a large city). The school is old. It has no air conditioning, yet temperatures in May, June and September do get up there. My neighbor teachers and I are located on the top floor, each with a large bank of windows facing south. On a good day, our students only need to overcome crime, poverty, family problems and other daily issues. When it is hot and sunny, they have to battle the heat, too.

Read more

About my class

Read more
{"followTeacherId":188072,"teacherId":188072,"teacherName":"Mr. Bortman","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"vanityURL":"","teacherChallengeId":87344,"followAbout":"Mr. Bortman's projects","teacherVerify":1452388054,"teacherNameEncoded":"Mr. Bortman","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/188072","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=188072","stats":{"numActiveProjects":0,"numFundedProjects":4,"numSupporters":12},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}