Cummings stepped forward at a difficult time for the Glenwood community to make a difference for a class of kindergarten students and their families. Glenwood tragically lost kindergarten teacher Christie Mooney and paraprofessional Marsha Coleman from the same class in an automobile accident early in the school year.
Cummings volunteered to take over the classroom of very young children until a teacher could be found. Cummings was important in the healing process because she was a was a familiar face at the school the children and parents recognized. “She was there when the school opened to welcome the students and parents in that classroom with love and warmth.” shared the nominator. “Her smile and sweet nature helped to ease the anxiety and grief the students had on that day.” The nominator added, “She stayed with that class for as long as she was needed and worked on her assigned job duties for her gifted classes after hours on her own personal time. She never missed a beat in the kindergarten class or her gifted duties.”