The Education Center was founded in 1973 by Marge and Jake Michel, educators frustrated by the lack of practical, ready-to-use materials for the classroom. Jake and Marge created resources in their spare time and, in 1979, began producing THE MAILBOX®, a magazine full of ideas from teachers for teachers.
Countless teachers have contributed to The Mailbox products for more than 40 years. Today, our staff of former teachers continues to produce high-quality, practical, ready-to-use materials for other elementary teachers. And we stay with the times, now delivering resources clearly marked with Common Core State Standards that make lesson planning quicker and easier.
Our family of creative people has helped to insure that our products are known and loved by teachers throughout the country. That's why THE MAILBOX magazine is America's #1 teaching resource!
Because our products are developed by teachers with hands-on classroom experience, all our materials are developmentally appropriate, educationally sound, fun, and aligned with Common Core State Standards! We're committed to providing teachers with resources that save time and enrich the classroom experience.