CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As summer winds down and teachers are getting ready for back to school, WCNC Charlotte and IKEA are celebrating teachers for making a difference in the classroom.
WCNC Charlotte's Ben Thompson and Larry Sprinkle were there when IKEA opened the doors to welcome dozens of teachers Friday at 10 a.m..
Teachers received a coupon for lunch at IKEA along with a bag filled with things they can use in the classroom. Idea displays were set up for teacher inspiration and there were hourly prizes for the teachers.
Regina Moser, a 5th grade teacher at Joseph W. Grier Academy, has been teaching for 20 years. She won a classroom visit from Sprinkle to talk to the students about weather.
This is the second year WCNC Charlotte has teamed up with IKEA for the teacher appreciation event. Due to COVID, the event was not held in 2020, but more than 300 teachers attended in 2019.