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November Classroom Makeover Honors Hermiston Teacher

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HERMISTON, Ore., -- NBC Right Now and Kadlec Regional Medical Center honor another teacher as part of our "Classroom Makeover" program.

Each month parents and students will nominate a teacher who's classroom deserves money for a makeover.

Julie Hatch is a kindergarten teacher at West Park Elementary School in Hermiston.

NBC Right Now's Mike Linden and Jim Hall from Kadlec presented her with a $500 check this morning to use on school supplies.

"Teaching is really a calling for her.  Not unlike the people who work in a hospital, a nurse and a doctor," says Jim Hall.  "It's really a calling for them to help other people."

"We have a Grandma reading program and we need small books for them to take home; it's like a small library," says Julie Hatch.  "We need to redo that library.  So we'll be buying many, many new books."

If you have a teacher you'd like to nominate, click here.