Guilford County Board of Education


Guilford County Board of Education
Regular Meeting
May 10, 2011

To:

Members, Board of Education

From:

Maurice O. Green, Superintendent
Nora Carr, Chief of Staff

Date:

May 6, 2011

RE:

GCS Employee of the Month for May 2011

At its May 10, 2011 meeting, the Board of Education will recognize Darrell Timmons, lead custodian at Sedalia Elementary, as the Guilford County Schools (GCS) Employee of the Month for May 2011. To the students at Sedalia Elementary, Darrell Timmons is more than a custodian -- he’s a friend.

“There is not a day that goes by that I do not see him encouraging students to do their best and do the right thing,” says one nomination. “On top of doing an excellent job, he is a happy person who really enjoys his work.” And it shows – the school received a 100 rating after a recent sanitation inspection.

Timmons’ coworkers repeatedly praise him for his commitment to the school and its students, as both a mentor and a custodian. He takes time to read to the students and give them rewards when they succeed, paid for out of his own pocket. The school even designated a day in his honor to celebrate his daily contribution to school pride.

As Employee of the Month, Timmons was surprised with a $50 gift card from Sam’s Club, which has generously partnered with GCS to support the employee recognition program. During the month of May, his photo will hang at the district’s central offices and at Sedalia Elementary, as well as at the Sam’s Club on Wendover Avenue.