Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Charlene Black, Felissa Latimore Honored as Outstanding Crossing Guards
Two Greenville County Schools crossing guards have been recognized as South Carolina Outstanding Crossing Guards by the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program and Resource Center. The recognition, a first in South Carolina, comes as school districts across the state celebrate Crossing Guard Appreciation Week November 17 – 21.
Honorees are Charlene Black, crossing guard at Augusta Circle Elementary, and Felissa Latimore, crossing guard at East North Street Elementary Academy and Greenville Middle Academy. They are among 75 crossing guards serving Greenville County Schools.
Charlene Black was selected as an Outstanding Crossing Guard because of her dedication to safety and her relationship with the school. Joanne McClain, who nominated Mrs. Black, said, “She exemplifies professionalism in keeping the safety of our children as her utmost concern. She has a wonderful rapport with students, parents, and faculty and is highly respected. Mrs. Black has a wonderful sense of humor and positive spirit, and at the same time has a huge heart for our kids and takes her job seriously. Her dedication is something I most admire, as well as her kind and encouraging spirit.
East North Street Elementary Academy and Greenville Middle Academy crossing guard Felissa Latimore was nominated by Amber Caine. “Her esteemed character serves as a catalyst for Mrs. Latimore being highly respected and appreciated by the school administration and staff as well as the local community as being a faithful employee with a friendly face and a pleasant smile,” said Ms. Caine.
To date, the SCDOT Resource Center has 362 School Partners enrolled in the SRTS program across the state and 123 Community Friends who have formally endorsed the program. The SRTS Resource Center is a federally funded project of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) that provides education, encouragement, and planning support to schools throughout South Carolina that partner with the Resource Center.
For additional information, please visit South Carolina Safe Routes to School.