[WaPo] A custodian in Fairfax continues to serve ‘his’ students

September 10, 2014

[THE WASHINGTON POST] The avuncular man with white hair shuffled through the classroom, diligently pushing his broom across every corner and crevice of the linoleum floor, just as he has for the past quarter- century.

Chin Park, 86, is the oldest staffer at Fairfax County’s Mount Vernon High School, and his pride for his custodial work hasn’t diminished even a bit. Neither the years nor his infirmities — he cradles his left arm close to his hips, the result of a 60-year-old war injury — have slowed him down.

“I like working here. It’s a good environment,” Park said through a Korean-language interpreter.

As quiet and reserved as he is, Park is well known among students, faculty members and administrators at Mount Vernon High. All know his smile. [READ MORE]