Crossing guard honored for service to Lubbock ISD

Crossing guard honored for service to Lubbock ISD

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Raymond Peppers Raymond Peppers
LUBBOCK, Texas -

 Raymond Peppers has served as a teacher and principal at several campuses across Lubbock ISD.

He retired in the early 1990s, but it was not long before he was back at school.

"I stayed retired for one year, then I decided I wanted to do something else, so I applied for this job, being a crossing guard, so I'd have something to get up for in the morning, and something to do," Peppers said.

Peppers enjoys interacting with students and their parents each day, he said. He even taught some of these parents when they were students.

"Dealing with the kids and knowing a lot about their parents, they probably don't know that, but I know Mom and Dad, you know, a lot of them went to school in this area," Peppers said.

In addition to working as crossing guard, Peppers also works as a parking attendant at Lowery Field for football games. He was recognized for his service at the Coaches Media Luncheon on Thursday.

He said someone must be there to keep the kids safe, and that is what keeps him going.

"I just feel grateful that I don't hear about on the media any kid being hit or run over or having an accident because of the

heavy amount of traffic that we have now, but we'll survive though, we're doing fine."

At 84 years old, he said he has no plans to stop anytime soon. He will keep going as long as he is in good health.

 

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