McTeacher’s Night at McDonald’s |

McTeacher’s Night at McDonald’s

Aaron Hermiller
Heidi Rice/Citizen Telegram |

If they looked more like teachers than McDonald’s employees when you placed your order last Thursday night, it’s because they were.

The teachers of Wamsley Elementary School participated in the first-ever “McTeacher’s Night” last Thursday, taking over at the front counter under the watchful eye of a real employee. In the playhouse there was face painting for the kids.

“It was our first year of doing it, and it was a huge success,” said Emma Brown, a second-grade teacher and organizer of the event. “Others have done it in the past, and we wanted to partner with the community. The teachers had a lot of fun, and so did the kids and parents.”

The teachers took turns working one-hour shifts at the counter, taking orders and operating the cash registers.

“I think we realized we’re not smart enough to work at McDonald’s,” Brown said with a laugh. “I know I was having some trouble at the front counter.”

Each McDonald’s employee was assigned a teacher to work with.

“They were really good to work with,” Brown said.

McTeacher’s night went from 5-8 p.m., and McDonald’s donated a portion of the sales to Wamsley Elementary.

“We’re going to use the money to buy some new equipment, some technology for our iPads, because we have some new testing coming up in the spring,” Brown said.

The restaurant was crowded, and a McDonald’s employee agreed that it was busier than usual.

“It benefited both of us,” Brown said. “It was an extreme success — it was awesome.”

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