Glenda Whitaker, the day lead custodian, also at Bridle Ridge Elementary School, is the 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year!
As the winner, Whitaker receives a $500 cash award, an acrylic desk award, and a banner for her schools. Her photo will be on display at the Administrative Services Center.
In addition, she will receive a bracelet from Noe’s Jewelry. Brown, Whitaker, and all of the finalists received a plaque and items donated by local businesses.
Whitaker has been working as a custodian in the Buildings and Grounds Department of the Ray-Pec School District for 23 years. Before working at Ray-Pec, Whitaker worked two years for Skaggs grocery store, two years for Tyson Chicken, three years as a day care provider, and one year in hospital housekeeping.
“When I came to Ray-Pec to work as a custodian, I felt that I found my work home, where I not only get to do what I like to do, which is clean, but I also get to learn and work with the kiddos,” Whitaker said.
She has been nominated for this award three times. She was also a finalist for the award last year.
Whitaker is pictured here with Dr. Bryan Pettengill, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services.