I love being a security guard because it allows me to be involved with all the kids. Being a security guard I see everybody – all the kids, all the staff members and all the administrators – and am someone who is able to put a smile on all their faces.
When interacting with the kids I try to be an extension of their parents. Being a parent – I have two sons myself – you send your children off to school and hoping they are safe and watched over. I talk to these kids and give them advice like their parents would talk to them and give them the same type of love their parents would give them.
Everyday I try to leave a legacy. Each day I want to leave a positive impact on someone’s life. I believe that as adults and as children we struggle in life because we don’t know our purpose. Once you find your purpose life becomes easier because you know what you are here to do.
Instead of shouting at a child running down the hallway or being a little disruptive, instead of saying, “Stop running,” I rather say, “Hey, coming here. How was your weekend?” You never know what they are going through, sometimes they just need someone to talk to and are acting out for attention. I try to be that person they can confide in.