Sandee Draper Express takes off

Published 1:50 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

Prince Edward County High School recently re-started a coffee cart program, renaming it “The Sandee Draper Express.” The coffee cart was initiated at the high school by the late Sandee Draper, who served as the adaptive special education teacher and transition coordinator. The cart provides students in the adaptive class with an opportunity to engage in a real-world job experience, promoting career readiness skills. 

In memory of Mrs. Draper, the “Sandee Draper Express Cart” was revitalized on Oct. 31, 2023. The express cart currently operates once a month, managed by students in the adaptive setting with the support of the adaptive special education teacher and instructional assistants. All students in the adaptive program participate. 

The Sandee Draper Express Cart is available to the high school staff. Staff members receive the express cart order form before the scheduled delivery date. Once orders are collected, the students are tasked with taking inventory to ensure that the cart is stocked with the offered items. The cart includes hot coffee, coffee condiments, and a variety of snacks that staff can select, each costing $1. The proceeds collected from the sales are deposited into an account created to replenish the cart’s supplies. 

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