Herrick, Karen - Foreign Language/Spanish
Welcome to my Classroom

Karen Herrick
World Language Department Chairperson
North Buncombe High School                      

Email is the best way to get in touch with me.  I check it several times a day, therefore, I am usually be able to respond very soon after receiving an email.


I am looking forward to another group of fresh minds to take a journey with me through the world of foreign language learning! This is my fourteenth year teaching at North Buncombe High; however, it is my twenty-second year teaching. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Furman University; however, knowing that I wanted to teach since the age of 5, I continued my education at Winthrop University where I earned a degree in Education. A year later, I received my Advanced Placement Certification in Spanish from Clemson University. I have since studied in Mexico and Spain, as well.

I have a wonderful husband, Chris, and five amazing children. We also have two dogs that make our family complete. They keep my life interesting and entertaining, not to mention busy!

I love teaching Spanish, and I am eager to share my passion for the language and the Hispanic culture with my students! Since Spanish has become the second language of our country, the relevance of learning a second language cannot be emphasized enough. In addition, Spanish will serve as an invaluable tool to students, regardless of the career they choose.

Room: 510

Current Schedule:

First Period: Spanish II
Second Period: Spanish III Honors
Third Period: Planning
Fourth Period: Spanish II

Supply List for Spanish I, II, & III H** 

Notebook (spiral or binder)
Folder (if using a spiral)
Notebook paper    
Pencil and pen (one of each at all times)
Colored pencils (at least 8 different colors)

*Spanish/English Dictionary (paperback)

**Because EACH student will receive his/her own laptop this year, a set of inexpensive ear buds or headphones will be necessary for some assignments.


*Colored copier paper
*Glue sticks
*Colored pencils
*Magazines (fashion, style, entertainment, cooking, home and garden, sports, automotive...)


  • B.A. in Education from Winthrop University
  • B.A. in International Business from Furman University

Career Highlights:

  • 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year for NBHS
  • ASW Reviewer for NCDPI
  • A.P. Spanish Certified
  • Translator for BI-LO Inc. Media Dept. for 6 years
  • Translator for law offices and realtors in S.C. for 7 years
  • Studied at the University of Madrid, as well as the University of Mexico

Clubs, Activities and Committees:

  • World Language Department Chair
  • PBIS Leadership Committee
  • PLC Leadership Committee
  • MTAC Committee
  • 9th Grade Hawkquest Mentor
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