Veronica Reyna was the recipient of the 2016 - 2017 District 6 Veterans Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year.

Reyna is a fifth grade science teacher at Memorial Intermediate. She is one of four teachers acknowledge for their work in the education field. She received a check in the mail with a tiny post-it saying congrats on her win.

"I wasn't sure what (the check) was for, but once I learned it was for teacher of the year I was in shock and surprised," she said.

Science is lots of hands-on activities in Reyna's class.

"I love when I see my students make a connection with the lesson," she stated. "It's a great feeling to see that they finally understand what they've been learning."

Reyna has taugt in Mathis ISD and Alice ISD.