Oklahoma teacher gets big surprise from Ellen DeGeneres

BY NOUR HABIB, Tulsa World Published: February 20, 2014

BROKEN ARROW — A Union Public Schools teacher got a big surprise this week.

Ashley Kirby Thomas, the library media specialist at McAuliffe Elementary School in Broken Arrow got a $25,000 check, a new van for her Summer Mobile Media Book program and a $25 Target gift card for each of her students.

The gifts came through Ellen DeGeneres, and a clip of the surprise was aired on The Ellen Show Thursday afternoon.

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