Grandparents + popsicle sticks = volunteer success at school

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

Grandparents Volunteer | Robert Reed Image

The first day Debbie Stephens stepped into a classroom at Blackburn Elementary School five years ago, she felt overwhelmed.

From her point of view as a classroom volunteer, it seemed like chaos. She was at the school to help in Pamela Schubert’s kindergarten class.

Afterward, she had a new appreciation for teachers.

“There was just so much going on at one time and how the teacher could keep it straight in her head, I couldn’t imagine,” Stephens said. “With our help it seems to prevent so much chaos, especially for kindergarten.”

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