Dancing crossing guard makes students in Millington smile

Dancing crossing guard makes students in Millington smile

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Linda Morgan likes to move it as she keeps traffic moving in the morning.

Morgan is not your average crossing guard. She adds a little boogie to her bustle while directing cars and buses in Millington, Tennessee.

"They love the way I move," said Morgan, "the kids say 'Look mom; she needs to be on TV.'"

Angela Kalen has a kindergartner at Millington Elementary who thinks Morgan is a star.

"Every time I pick my kid up from school, she always rolls down the window so she can high five with her," said Kalen.

A grandmother, Morgan has been a crossing guard for more than 8 years at Lucy Elementary, Millington Middle, and Millington Elementary. Parents and students treat her like family.

"During Christmas people would slow down and give her little presents out the window," said Kalen.

The wait time to pick up and drop off students at school can be extensive, but parents said they don't mind long lines as long as they can see Morgan doing her dance.

"You might be frustrated having to wait to get to the school, but you see her dancing and you laugh," said Kalen.

Morgan hasn't missed a day of work since 2012.

"They know me. I'm the same every day no matter rain, sleet, snow, or sunshine," said Morgan.

Even when it's cold outside, Morgan said she gets a warm response from families.

"(Parents say) 'You know I've been having a bad day until you said have a blessed day,' and that makes my day," said Morgan. "I wont complain, because I'm doing the Lord's work to make everyone happy."

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