Visual storyteller Christopher T. Assaf lives in Salisbury, Md., on the Delmarva Eastern Shore. He works throughout Washington, D.C. and Baltimore; Delaware, Virginia, and the Delmarva Peninsula; as well as Philadelphia and parts of Pennsylvania. He is an experienced photojournalist, photography--sports, portrait, lifestyle, magazine, corporate, pet, commercial & wedding. He is an award-winning video editor and cinematographer.
While waiting for the last day of school to end, Tearrin McLaurin (right) does spot work on Makayla Loudemilke's (center) hair as she and Latisha Garner (left) put braids in teacher Aileen Mercado's. The Highlandtown Middle School sixth-graders were a part of Mercado's first year teaching in the district after being recruited from the Philippines.