Congratulations to Rene Herrick, who learned this morning that she's been named the North Carolina North Central Regional Teaccher of the Year.
Herrick, who teaches fourth-grade at Combs Elementary School, was named Wake County's Teacher of the Year in May. This new award means she's now a finalist for the state Teacher of the Year award.
Herrick was praised for going above and beyond to help her students. She spends countless hours of her own time on weeknights and weekends with her students, taking them to movies and attending their events.