This Trousdale Trooper works for an hour and a half two days a week cleaning the church.
“She’ s a good worker,” said her supervisor, Debby Crumbley.
Crumbley approached the school about having someone help out at the church.
“I needed help and she needed a job,” Crumbley said.
Reed will celebrate her one-year anniversary of working at the church in March.
“Its a very independent position and she has done well,” Trousdale job coach Catherine Patten said. “We found the perfect match.”
Reed helps Crumbley clean the church by dusting, vacuuming and organizing.
“It feels good (to work at the church),” Reed said.
One of her favorite tasks in her job is vacuuming. She also keeps all the songbooks organized.
Reed said she loves the atmosphere when she is working. She said it “feels like heaven” whenever she is in a sanctuary.
“Our church has grown to love her,” Crumbley said.
Some of the church workers who are there throughout the week have taken time to get to know the Trousdale student.
Outside of work, Reed likes to spend her time playing basketball and going to Subway with her family.
“I like to sing and dance,” Reed said.
Reed has featured these talents in Trousdale’s annual musicals. Last year, she performed the cha-cha.
“It was a fun year,” she said.
The student is also a member of the cheerleading squad at Trousdale. The school has formed three basketball teams and is planning a tournament in March.
Although Reed attends the school and works in Cleveland, she lives in Trenton, Ga. She recently moved into her own apartment at an independent living complex.
Reed also has a part-time job closer to home — working at her mother’s salon. She helps keep the salon clean and makes sure the coffee and bathrooms are stocked.