People helped me
I’m the cafeteria monitor at Strawbridge Elementary – and SOL tutor, substitute teacher. I love it because it helps me not only give back but also to work my way up in Virginia Beach Schools to a full-time TA position.
Why do you like working in schools and with students?
Because I remember when I was a student way back when, and what I learned in school I want to help give back. People helped me.
We have a balloon blowing contest in lunch. The students will come and I will get maybe one or two students. They will do 30 seconds. They have to blow it up the biggest. The winner…I will give them Shark Bucks. It hasn’t happened yet.
No one has beat you yet?
Not even Mrs. Sargeant.
We also have hula hoop and cup stacking. If they let the hula hoop drop to the ground, they’ve lost.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Singing at church. Spending time with my wife. Music. Talking to people.