Helping young people and their families is a daily occurrence for Whitfield County Juvenile Court Deputy Clerk Christina Curtis.
But her positive attitude and compassion for others are what really make a difference in her efforts working with local families as they try to make it through what can often be trying times.
For her efforts at Juvenile Court, Ms. Curtis has been named Whitfield County Employee of the Month for December.
“Tina is an amazing employee,” says Jennifer Richardson, who nominated Ms. Curtis for the honor. “She will go way above and beyond to do whatever is needed. She will stay late when court is running over. She will do any work that is asked and volunteer for any additional work. She will help in other departments as needed.”
During her two years on the job, Ms. Curtis has attended classes, seminars and extracurricular activities of the court.
“She is always positive, compassionate and always goes the extra step for all her co-workers and her community,” Ms. Richardson says.
Ms. Curtis has volunteered for community activities, including a basketball camp for children and Teen Maze.
“Tina constantly wants to learn about her job and any areas that affect her job,” Ms. Richardson says, noting that Ms. Curtis attended the clerk’s conference last year and received educational hours not required of her.
Ms. Curtis attended the Darkness to Light training and also cross trained with Probation to get a better understanding of their job.
“She always lifts the spirits of her co-workers,” Ms. Richardson says. “She truly cares for them and their well-being. She is an amazing person and an awesome employee.”
To help local residents learn more about her, Ms. Curtis filled out the following fun questionnaire.
Name: Christina Curtis
Job title: Deputy Clerk, Juvenile Court
Time with the county: Two years
What keeps my job interesting: Each case has different aspects that keep things interesting
What gives me a sense of accomplishment on the job: Anytime you see improvements in a child or family
The most important thing I’ve done on the job: Encourage others
Where I grew up: Dalton
Family: Husband Kevin, son Logan, dogs Gator and Bear
After work, I enjoy: Working out and running
Community activities: Church and teach fitness classes
Favorite meal: Grilled chicken salad
Favorite song: “Reckless Love” by Bethel
Favorite Whitfield County restaurants: Oakwood and Los Pablos
You can pick anyone to have dinner with (anyone from any time in history) – who would you choose? My grandmother one more time
I’m most proud of: My family
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Cake or pie? Cake
Favorite car? Ford Edge
Host or be hosted? Host
Early riser or sleep-in: Early riser
Favorite vacation ever: Africa
If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s: We all make mistakes - learn from your mistakes and help the next person walking down that path
Who has had the most impact on my life: Jesus and my family
What’s left on my bucket list: I would like to go to Italy
You’d be surprised to learn that I: have a HUGE sweet tooth
The best advice I ever got: Love everyone - you never know what path they may have walked