Celebrating Our Story – Anne

Anne Safrit began her part of the Able to Serve story in 2016 following an education career in the Wake County Public School System.  During her leadership here, she has served alongside everyone in our growing Day Program, as a Program Instructor in the Faith, Grace and Joy classrooms.  Walk down memory lane with us as Anne shares her Able to Serve experience.

“I started my journey with ATS after I retired from the Wake County Public School System in 2016.  Brenda Hammond introduced me to Carlton McDaniel and ATS where I started job sharing with Brenda in the Joy classroom.  I became a Program Instructor in the Grace classroom in February 2017 and served there until 2022.  After a medical leave, I returned to open the Faith class on Mondays and Fridays in February 2023.

In working at ATS, I have been able to use all of my management, creative writing skills, and Bible knowledge to lead my classroom.  I have been challenged to search for new ways to teach life skills, leadership, and a love for the community that ATS instills in our Participants.  

My favorite memory is of the first Christmas play I helped with in 2016.  It was simply the Christmas story delivered in true ATS fashion at the Lord of Life church.  We shared Jesus’ birth with a narrator while the Participants acted out the story.  Then we played the bells to a Christmas carol.  The parents loved the performance. Our simple play showed that adults with disabilities can do anything if given the opportunity.  God’s love was felt by all that evening!”

Through Anne’s dedicated work here, we all have witnessed the power of giving abilities a chance in our community.  We are grateful everyday that we get the opportunity to serve alongside Anne, learn from her gifts and have good fun along the way. 

If you know Anne like we do, we’re sure you have a favorite moment with her at Able to Serve.  Share it in the comments below!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Angie Yilling

    Anne is precious to our family. She has such a sweet and loving spirit. We love Anne and so do all of the ATS participants.

    1. Erica Adams

      Anne’s caring nature and dedication to our community make her an invaluable member of our team. Thank you for sharing your appreciation!

  2. Geri Adams

    Anne is an amazing person. She is such an asset to Able to Serve. Her love for each participant is evident as she strives to help each one individually. She has such a beautiful spirit and kind heart.

    1. Erica Adams

      Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words about Anne! We’re thrilled to hear about the positive impact she’s making at Able to Serve. Anne’s dedication and compassion truly exemplify our mission, and we’re grateful to have her on our team.

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