Staff of the month
by Joshua Thomas
November’s Staff of the Month is Tucker’s Star Crossing Guard. Be it rain or snow Ms. Annarese Ashford is always reporting for duty with a smile on her face. Hailing from the beautiful island of Trinidad, Ms. Ashvore started working at Tucker High School in early 2017, a little over half a decade ago. Her interest in America was sparked by her father, who had lived here for nearly 40 years prior to her immigration. Looking for a change of pace, she readily accepted her father’s offer to come stay in America. It isn’t easy being a crossing guard,especially at an intersection as busy as LaVista Road during rush-hour. There is always the very real risk of students getting hurt or even killed by oncoming motorists. Ms. Ashford can attest to it, yet she continues to be present, just as enthusiastic as the day before. Her motivation, “Seeing the kids happy and safe everyday makes me glad, and reminds me it is all worth it”.
The Effect of an Affable Crossing Guard
“I realize that she is very passionate about her job”
“I have nothing but good things to say about her. She always starts my day off positively. She’s such a kind soul, I love seeing her every morning”.
“She is always pleasant and positive
“I really appreciate the crossing guard. Though many people may see her job as insignificant, I think she really contributes to the safety of the school and it’s students”
“She is very nice and cool”
"She makes me feel and it brightens my morning”