Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead a massive North Carolina department overseeing Medicaid, mental health services and other programs is likely to get some tough questions from Senate Republicans scrutinizing her appointment.
High expectations, a positive attitude, respect and a joy for teaching are the qualities that brought us to Wrightsboro Elementary School teacher Judy Beaman.
Our Teacher of the Week is a first grade teacher who loves challenging her students grow every day. "Every day is the unexpected," she says, "It's all about exploration and learning and challenging them to learn and to grow and to do more every day."
Another effort to craft legislation to get rid of North Carolina's "bathroom's bill" and halt more economic losses appears gone as Republicans and Democrats point fingers over whether an agreement ever existed.