Meet October “Do the Right Thing” Winner: Kim Womble
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Working at a school is no easy job – dealing with concerned parents and kids.
But Kim Womble handles it well.
Her coworkers say she goes above and beyond with her job at Tyner Academy, and is a great role model to those kids she works with.
That’s why Womble is this month’s Do the Right Thing winner.
Womble has been the family partnership specialist at Tyner for eight years.
She’s there at least 60 hours a week, giving back to the school.
“It’s great because the kids are great,” Womble said. “I come here every day, not because of me, but because of the kids. Sometimes they just need somebody, and I always have an open door.”
Kim does a little bit of everything – from working with parents and getting volunteers, to tutoring the students after school.
“I want to make sure they get it, because when I was growing up, I didn’t have anybody to push me, so I try to push these kids to be the best they can,” Womble said.
“Ms. Womble does a lot for Tyner where she helps students, she helps administrators. She really is the glue that holds a lot of us together,” said Bryan Robinson, Womble’s coworker.
Womble does whatever she’s asked to do, with a warm smile on her face.
“If there’s a problem, she knows how to fix it,” said Melody Rains, Womble’s coworker. “She comes in early sometimes. She stays late every day ’cause she’s with the Links program, so she does a lot of things extra that a lot of us don’t do.”
And her colleagues say she’s always there for the kids – providing clothing if they’re out of dress code, or food if they’re hungry in the middle of the day.
“I couldn’t honestly say what it would be like without her ’cause she does fill in in so many areas that without her, I don’t know if we’d be able to offer what we do,” Robinson said.
Womble says she wants to use some of this award money to give back.
She says some of it will go toward paying bills – the rest, to do something nice for her coworkers.