POTOMAC, Md. (WJZ) — There’s no question that teachers have had it tough, first being thrown into virtual learning at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now balancing hybrid classes.

But for one AP bio teacher in Montgomery County, none of that hard work is going unnoticed.

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Recently, her class started with not a single student on-camera, but what Ms. Wendy Franklin didn’t know is that’s because her class was planning a special surprise thank you on the last day of class.

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Some of her students at Churchill High School in Potomac say they couldn’t have gotten through without her.

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Ms. Franklin says she’s so proud of her class and called this the nicest thing anyone has done for her all year.

CBS Baltimore Staff