Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Education: Virginia Western Community College—A.A.S.
Current Position: Community Outreach Coordinator, Middle School Football Head Coach
Year Appointed: 2012
What’s your passion here? What motivates you to do what you do? My passion is serving our community, and being able to allocate our resources here to better our overall community has been very rewarding. I really enjoy watching our students perform community service, and enhancing the school's role in the Roanoke Valley. Watching our school become more diverse and representative of our community is what motivates me to continue being an advocate for NCS.
Who do you consider as your mentor, and what have you learned from them? My father, Bishop Charles Hash, has always been my role model. His ability to lead people, and understand the complexities of everyday life always impressed me. He taught me how to handle adversity, and instilled the never give up attitude that remains with me today. Over the past five years, Dr. Proctor, has played a major role in my professional development. He has guided me through the process of being professional and understanding different viewpoints without being judgmental. He has become much more than just a supervisor, but a friend and advisor.
What's your favorite North Cross tradition? One of my favorite traditions at North Cross is the winter Gala. I really enjoy socializing with the NCS family in a formal setting. The food is always so delicious, and anyone who knows me knows that I am a fan of great food. I have worked hard to encourage as many families as I can to come to the Gala so that they too can experience the kindness of the NCS family. One of the traditions I enjoyed in school was preparation for the annual Christmas parade, and I am proud that last year NCS participated in the Roanoke City parade. I hope that we continue to grow this tradition.
If you didn't do what you do here, what else would you be doing? If I were not working here at North Cross, I would be working in the inner city promoting self-sufficiency through education and discipline. Being raised by a minister I have a deep compassion for people, and enjoy helping individuals improve their daily lives. I am a believer in the benefits of serving, and actually commit over 150 hours a year volunteering in the Roanoke Valley. One of my favorite quotes is “If you want to find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others.”