Cross­ing su­per­vi­sors at Beecroft School

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Karen is one of our two valu­able cross­ing su­per­vi­sors at Beecroft Pub­lic School. She looks af­ter the kids cross­ing Copeland Rd as it bi­sects Beecroft Rd. Her watch­ful eye has been work­ing for the com­mu­nity for nearly 27 years. I asked why she loved her job so much that she has been do­ing it for so long. She an­swered that she loves the chil­dren and her in­ter­ac­tion with them. When she had to go to hos­pi­tal for surgery, the out­pour­ing of love was enor­mous. So many cards and flow­ers.

Karen very gen­er­ously feels that her co cross­ing su­per­vi­sor, Gra­ham, has a much more dif­fi­cult job. He looks af­ter the kids cross­ing Copeland Rd west of Beecroft Rd. Gra­ham’s tour of duty has not been as long as Karen’s. When I asked him why he chose this job, he an­swered that af­ter many years as an ac­coun­tant, he wanted to give back to the com­mu­nity. He en­joys watch­ing the chil­dren grow and be­come more re­spon­si­ble.

Nei­ther Karen nor Gra­ham re­act im­me­di­ately to a child ap­pear­ing at the cross­ing. The chil­dren must learn cour­tesy to the mo­tor­ing pub­lic and that a pedes­trian cross­ing does not pro­vide an in­vis­i­ble shield of pro­tec­tion.

We are for­tu­nate to have two such ad­mirable hu­man be­ings look­ing af­ter our kids as they cross busy roads.

Thank you, Karen and Gra­ham.

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