It’s always inspiring to see someone going above and beyond the call of duty in their line of work. They don’t do it to be recognized or applauded, but we should anyway. I have the deepest respect for teachers, but this sweet act pushed my admiration over the top.
Carl Schneider, a teacher at Whitney Achievement elementary schools walks 1-2 miles home with his students everyday to make sure they make it to their door safely. He is one of five teachers who give up every afternoon for nearly 200 children.
The Huffington Post gives more photos and details:
On Sept. 28, Memphis resident Tabitha Tudy Jones posted a Facebook photo of Whitney Achievement Elementary School teacher Carl Schneider walking students home after school.
“Coming from the Post Office on Whitney & Baskin I saw this teacher walking his students home… (more students lagging behind),” she wrote. “Wooooow! Big UPS to this teacher!”
“I didn’t think this was part of the job description,” Jones added in the comments section. “But it’s so sweet that he goes above & beyond for the children… This made my heart GLAD to witness his compassion toward the children … it takes a village.”
…“We can just get to know the kids and talk about what they did over the weekend or how their behavior was at school that day or what they learned,” Schneider told Fox13.
“This is just part of my routine, and it’s something that I look forward to so I was kind of surprised,” added the teacher, who’s been participating in this walking program for three years. “At the same time, I’m also really glad that people know the teachers in this community are really invested in the community.”
Here’s to all the amazing teachers out there who dedicate their lives to helping students — in big ways and small.
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