"Sara is like a wealth of information. She is very kind, she loves kids, she is an advocate for all of her kids. No matter what she stands up for her kids."
That's how North Warren Elementary Principal Amy Ground describes her colleague Sara Cummings.
After 27 years, that wealth of information known as Sara Cummings, an exceptional education teacher, has entered retirement. Fellow colleagues are impressed with Sara's passion in what at times can be a very tough job.
"She has spent 27 years working in a profession more specifically with children with disabilities, teaching them to read and do math and social skills and that's a job not many people make 27 years in. There is a high turnover rate," says Guidance Counselor Loletia Hicks.
The difficulty of the job didn't phase Sara. School has always has a special place in her life since she was a little girl.
"I always loved school. I would go home and play school. I just loved all my teachers that I had and I just always wanted to be a teacher and I think my father really really stressed education," says Cummings.
She says saying goodbye to North Warren Elementary is hard, but seeing children light up for the past 27 years is what has turned her job into a passion.
"When they get something, and you see that light go off and they learn to read and they are so proud of themselves and knowing you are a part of that," says Cummings.
As hard working Sara is both inside and outside school she doesn't find herself a hero, just another great teacher at North Warren Elementary.
"Everybody here does that. Everybody here is a Hometown Hero I am honored they nominated me for this but everybody here loves the kids and they want them to be successful," says Cummings.
For her 27 years of teaching, making hundreds of children's futures brighter, we honor Sara Cummings as this weeks Hometown Hero.