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Announcing: Celebration Packs!

Your secret to awesome teacher recognition

We make it easy to
support teachers.

At Alpaca, we’re on a mission to help school leaders support and celebrate their staff year-round, and provide communities an easy way to engage and support their local schools.

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Our Story

We’re just getting started.

We started Alpaca in 2022 with the goal of making it super easy to support educators. Our story started with a simple way for parents to “subscribe” to schools and send delightful supplies and letters of appreciation to teachers. We supported 3,000+ teachers in our first year, and we’re just getting started!

Now, we’ve created a support system that allows school leaders to easily and efficiently elevate and celebrate every educator in their school or district. Because celebrating, recognizing, and supporting our educators has never been more important. Will you join us?

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a bag with a happy alpaca day message on it
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Happy teacher holding her Alpaca Day pack in her classroom

Our Impact so Far

We specialize in teacher recognition, rewards, and incentives. See how our monthly packs build belonging, engagement, and support for teachers.


Alpaca packs delivered in our first school year.



Teachers who have received support through Alpaca.



of Alpaca schools are Title I schools.


Perfect feedback from Alpaca school teachers

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Seeing how each member of our team puts our values into practice every day is all the proof that I need to know this: We’re onto something big, and it starts with writing thank you notes.
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Karen Borchert

Founder and CEO

Our Core Values

We're here to celebrate educators.

Our core values are stated as an action to remind us to take action in support and celebration of educators, and because our values should define our actual work, not just our ideals.

Write Thank You Notes

Listen to Teachers

Tell Stories

Elevate Every Educator

Bring out the Best

Meet the Alpaca crew!

We’re a devoted team focused on creating real impact for teacher well-being. Teaching is a profession that deserves our respect, and we’re focused on investing in outfitting educators with resources that empower and delight them throughout the year.

Karen Borchert
Founder & CEO
Kimberly Bailey
Head of Marketing
Lauren Muller
Operations and Marketing Specialist
Kaitlynn Kool
Content Strategist
Alissa Christensen
Customer Success Specialist