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LEF Teacher Spotlight: Kova Herrick

Posted at 8:09 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 09:09:32-05

Known for her warm welcomes and open, honest class discussions, Kova Herrick makes her students feel right at home.

But Acadiana High has only been home to her for a short time. As Herrick explains, this is not only her second year at Acadiana High, but her second teaching, ever.

With just a couple of years under her belt, Herrick is sure she is finally where she was always meant to be. In the classroom.

“I really decided this is something I wanted to do,” says Herrick.  “It is something I thought about thirty years ago but I never did. So when the opportunity presented itself, I  went back to school and here I am.”

That feeling of comfort is one she hopes her students can find any time they enter her English class.

“I like to think this is a place they can come and maybe forget or maybe put aside some of their issues. To just hang out and enjoy the class a little bit.”

And though it comes as a shock to her, Herrick’s students agree that she is already an LEF award-worthy teacher.

Herrick says she’s still surprised,  “I really am.”