Whether you’re a home-school educator or a classroom teacher, you’ll appreciate this list of the best education supply stores in the Tampa area.
Hillsborough Education Foundation
2306 N. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
Hillsborough Education Foundation offers special discount programs for teachers who work at public schools or who may want to earn some free shopping time by volunteering. They sell basic items, like pencils, crayons, glue, etc., but they also sell binders, deskware, stationary and other supplies just for educators. Hillsborough Education Foundation mainly works in partnership with the community who donate certain items and dollars.
Lakeshore Learning Store
4501 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Lakeshore Learning Store is perhaps the best place for educators looking to stock up on or refill supplies needed for the classroom or home-schooling area. Products, ranging in target age from infant to 11 years old/6th grade, include items like reusable write and wipe pockets ($2.29 – $19.95), mobile media carts ($199), pencils ($1.90 – $14.75), board accents ($4.99), self-inking teacher stamps ($19.95), and much more. If you need something for your students, it’s quite likely Lakeshore Learning Store will have it.
12908 North 56th Street
Tampa, FL 33617
AOE Supply supplies artists, teachers, and architects with items that may be difficult to find either for the office or the classroom. AOE Supply stocks activities and games ($9.99 – $24.99), bulletin board sets ($9.99 – $12.99), flashcards ($2.49 – $6.99), name plates ($3.29), name tags ($3.29) and more. AOE also works with teachers to have items their class supply list posted in a special are on their website.