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Grandparent Pays It Forward to Phoenix School Crossing Guard Keeping Kids Safe

Thursday , May 09 , 2019

Sandy Van Cleave is the school crossing guard everyone knows by name in a north Phoenix neighborhood. Rain or shine, the 78-year-old Valley grandmother is a welcome sight to parents and students at Whispering Wind Academy off of 44th Street and Paradise Lane in the Paradise Valley School District. The conscientious crossing guard has been keeping kids safe for nearly 20 years, and her efforts haven't gone unnoticed. Peggy Burger has been lucky enough to watch her son and grandchildren walk across the street with Crossing Guard Sandy and wanted to say thank you. Burger reached out to CBS 5 to Pay It Forward to the one-of-a-kind crossing guard. "Just the way she dresses up and waves to everybody, and dances around, and does her little Sandy thing," said Burger. A news crew followed Burger recently when she surprised Crossing Guard Sandy and gave her $500.

Read the full article and watch the video featuring Sandy Van Cleave.