by Sandy Armstrong
The Lancaster County Public School Division has selected Mildred Reid as the Volunteer of the Month for November.
Mildred is a talented and dedicated individual who brings a wealth of experience to the students she tutors in the division-wide Volunteer Tutoring Program. When the program began in 2014, Mildred began working with students at Lancaster Middle School. She has faithfully tutored many middle school students and helped them to achieve their academic goals. When asked what she enjoys most about tutoring, she said she “wants to be part of the growth and success of students in our county.”
Mildred feels the best part about being a volunteer tutor is to see students satisfied with their success. Her positive, encouraging demeanor helps her students to gain confidence in their own abilities.
Reid is a native of Northumberland County. After graduating from Central High in Heathsville, she moved with her sisters to Washington, D.C. Mildred and her late husband had three children and were the court-appointed guardians of two other children. She was the den mother for her children’s Boy and Girl Scout Troops. While in Washington, she had a successful career in financial services. She is a retired accountant having spent her career working with Sprint Cellular and Alltel Communications. When her husband passed away in 2006, she moved back to the Northern Neck and worked with the Small Business Administration in Warsaw to open the 1Stop Payment Center and God’s Wisdom and Knowledge Bookstore.
Reid is actively involved in many local volunteer endeavors. She is a volunteer with 2nd Chance Ministries and the Lancaster County Women’s Jail Ministry. She is the current secretary for the Lancaster County NAACP and financial secretary for the Northern Neck Baptist Association Sunday School Commission. She is also very involved at St. John’s Baptist Church where she is a missionary, deaconess, youth Sunday School teacher and active participant in women’s ministry.
Lancaster County public schools are pleased to have Mildred serve in the Volunteer Tutoring Program.
Sandy Armstrong is coordinator of the volunteer tutoring program in Lancaster public schools. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact her at 462-5100 ext. 2008.