I Am Hamilton Honors Gladys Winston, Volunteer At Lakeside Academy

Thursday, May 16, 2019
“I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. 
 
Today, the “I am Hamilton” video feature spotlights Gladys Winston, a community volunteer at Lakeside Academy.  Mrs. Winston came to Lakeside a few years ago looking to volunteer and help at the school.  She adopted Amanda McClain’s classroom and has become a part of the class family.  She worked with the class in first grade and moved up when Ms.
McClain looped up with her class to second grade.  The current school year is Mrs. Winston’s second year of working with second graders in Ms. McClain’s class. 
 
“I love their smiles when I walk in and they call my name, and they come to hug me,” Mrs. Winston said. “That is part of what is keeping me doing what I do here at Lakeside.”  
 
“Over the time she has been in my classroom, she has helped us write and publish a book, plant flowers for Mother’s Day and reinforce class lessons with word and math games,” said Ms. McClain. “She pours her heart into the children in my class and is willing to do whatever is needed to help the children learn and grow.” 
 
Mrs. Winston even thinks of the class over holidays or when she goes on vacation and writes hand-written postcards to children in the class to let them know she is thinking of them.  
 
“We all love Mrs. Winston and are so thankful for her caring and loving spirit,” added Ms. McClain. 
 
 To nominate someone for “I Am Hamilton,” send an email to communications@hcde.org with the name of the person you would like to nominate, the school the individual is connected to in Hamilton County Schools, the person’s title and what makes the person special to Hamilton County Schools.  You can nominate a graduate, teacher, parent, student, support worker, community member or anyone playing a special role in a school in the district.  Also, include your name, school or location and title.

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