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Crossing Guard Appreciation Week, November 12-16, 2018

The Resource Center is proud to sponsor Georgia Crossing Guard Appreciation Week November 12-16, 2018


Nominate your Outstanding Crossing Guard! Crossing guards will be selected from each GA SRTS Region as Outstanding Crossing Guard of the Year for that region. 

This year, we are also recognizing Ms. Edna Umeh. Ms. Umeh was the crossing guard at Lindley Middle School in Mableton, Cobb County. On November 30, 2017, Ms. Umeh was struck and killed while assisting students across Veteran's Memorial Highway. Every day, crossing guards across the state risk their safety and lives in assisting children across roadways. We recognize Ms. Umeh and hope that by bringing attention to this tragedy, drivers will be more aware and cautious in school zones. 

Is your Crossing Guard Outstanding? NOMINATE YOUR CROSSING GUARD! 

The deadline to submit nominations is November 7th.

Our community Friends will help us in deciding the guards to represent each region. Our School Outreach Coordinators will be in touch with the nominators once selections are made (by November 12th). 

Schools and communities are encouraged to use the week-long Crossing Guard Appreciation celebration to recognize the role that Crossing Guards play in helping keep our students safe as they walk and bicycle to school!

Consider one or more of the following event ideas:

  • Have your students, parents, and other adults sign Thank You cards for your crossing guard(s)
  • Feature your crossing guard(s) in your school’s newsletter or on the website
  • Organize a Meet and Greet event for your families to get to know your crossing guard(s)
  • Invite your crossing guard to speak with classes about pedestrian safety
  • Work with your school’s PTO or PTA to provide breakfast for the crossing guard(s)
  • Create a banner and hang it up at each crossing guard’s post before s/he arrives for work as a surprise!

Contact your School Outreach Coordinator for assistance with planning a Georgia Crossing Guard Appreciation Week event or to access the Crossing Guard Week materials.


East Central Region: Carmenita Shine from Springdale Elementary in Bibb County

South Georgia Region: Angela Copeland from Hannan Elementary in Muscogee County

North Georgia Region: Craig Stevens from White County Middle in White County

Metro Atlanta Region: Penney Haney at Huntley Hills Elementary School in DeKalb County