Anne Beaton, Teacher at Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN Wins FLIP Your Classroom Contest!

Minneapolis, MN – October, 2022

Recently, Atmosphere Commercial Interiors (Atmosphere) hosted its annual FLIP Your Classroom contest to celebrate the hardworking members of school facilities by providing comfortable spaces outside of the classroom that are designed to encourage respite and connections between colleagues. Atmosphere x Hon wanted to support schools at their foundation- through their teachers. The need to support the school staff and educators alike is a need now more than ever, with high burnout rates and lessened relationships being built between colleagues. Atmosphere x Hon set out to provide spaces where staff have choice and control over their downtime and the ability to create a calming environment to connect and gather more comfortably. 

After reviewing the inspiring and passionate submissions, a panel of four judges selected local teacher Anne Beaton for the grand prize- earnings to design her ideal respite staff lounge that would deliver a calming space outside of the classroom and a communal experience for school staff. Beaton is a teacher at Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN. Following the judges’ decision, we were pleased to surprise Beaton to share the good news! 

We were thrilled to be able to offer this annual FLIP Your Classroom event to our local schools with an intentional focus on supporting staff and the unique spaces where they are able to find respite.

-Lisa Fahey, Minneapolis Director of Sales, Atmosphere

The Flip Your Classroom contest is an annual opportunity sponsored by Atmosphere Commercial Interiors to provide local students and teachers with a space that fosters collaboration, teamwork and peer-to-peer communication. The learning needs of students and teaching needs of educators alike vary throughout the day, and we are passionate about providing spaces where students have choice and control over their learning environment.

We are proud to engage The HON Company as a key partner and sponsor of our Flip Your Classroom contest. HON offers a holistic portfolio of solutions for every student, every teaching style, and every type of learning space – from the classroom to the front office and all areas in-between. With a well-rounded portfolio of durable products designed to inspire and engage, HON seamlessly delivers spaces that help students, faculty, and administrators achieve their full potential.

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