Educator wins a Califone prize package valued at $4,000 to engage students and foster learning

San Fernando, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2012)Califone International, Inc. today announces the winner of its “Classroom AV Wish List” Pinterest contest. Marianne Griffith, an art teacher at Alta E. Butler Elementary School in Phoenix, Ariz., was awarded a Califone Portable PA Prize Package that includes a PowerPro SD with tripod, a PA 419 with a built-in docking station for an iPhone® or iPod® device, and two wireless microphones.

“The Califone PowerPro SD and PA419 PA systems will help me incorporate classical music into my art classes to engage and inspire my students. Music can be a muse and keep kids on task,” said Griffith. “The students at my Title I school also will love to use the PA systems for assemblies, literacy centers, exercising to music, and poetry recitation.”

“Marianne is a great example of a creative and dedicated educator who is using Pinterest to gather innovative teaching and learning ideas to use with her students and share with her peers,” said Tim Ridgway, vice president of marketing for Califone. “The Portable PA Prize Package will provide her with tools she needs to enrich her classes and support her entire school.” The two PA systems can be used either separately or combined to support even larger school-wide events.

In celebration of back-to-school, Califone launched its first Pinterest contest for the growing community of educators using the new tool in support of educational advancement. Educators shared their inspiration for a dream classroom by creating a “Classroom AV Wish List” board on Pinterest. Participants were eligible to win one of four Califone prize packages: Portable PA Package, Mobile & ELA Learning Package, Library Package or a Clicker Package. Griffith’s winning board contained several examples of how she would use the Portable PA Package in her classes and for students throughout the school.

For more information on the full line of Califone products designed for the education market, and safe for school and library use, call 1-800-722-0500, or visit to view and download the entire Califone catalog.

About Califone
Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets. The company offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs. Califone serves millions of educators and students in the PreK through higher education school environments, and has expanded to serve business and industry, houses of worship, parks and recreation, and other presentation markets as well.

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Media Contacts

• Tim Ridgway, Califone, Inc., 800-722-0500 x428,

• Kristen Plemon, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x18,

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