Local Teacher Receives Award on Live TV

Houston, Texas: Courtney Perna, a TV personality for Great Day Houston, surprised kindergarten teacher Angel Herring on October 21 - on live TV! As Courtney, a camera, and a host of happy supporters surged into her classroom, happy chaos ensued. “This is very exciting. I'm very shocked,” a teary eyed Herring said. “She is awesome,” said school principal Irene Benzor. “She's always very creative with the kids. They're always making something, always creating something, always hands on…and we truly appreciate all she does for Normandy Crossing and our students,” she added. Herring, no stranger to accolades, is inspired by her students. “I love children. I love to see their smiling faces,” she said.

The KHOU Red Apple Award, sponsored by Star Furniture, is given monthly to deserving teachers during Great Day Houston, hosted by Deborah Duncan.


Courtney Perna

Pictured: Courtney Perna (left) surprised Angel Herring (right) on live television during Great Day Houston.





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