Superintendent Deborah A. Gist surprised five staff members at their schools and worksites to congratulate each for being named a finalist for the Tulsa Public Schools 2019 Support Employee of the Year.
"These team members exemplify excellence, going above and beyond in service of the teachers, children, and families in Tulsa," said Gist. "We have many dedicated staff members working 'behind the scenes' to make awesome happen every day, and these five finalists are some of the very best!"
One of the finalists is Kendall-Whittier's own Darryl Mayfield!
Mayfield serves as buildings, grounds, and site supervisor at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School and has been with the district since 2001. Darryl works extra hours to make sure the school building is clean, safe, and ready for learning every day – even if his team is short-staffed. As part of the Kendall-Whittier family, he greets and assists the many community members who provide more than 4,000 volunteer hours each year at the school.
The five finalists were selected by a committee including 2018 Support Employee of the Year Anna Stone. The district's 2019 Support Employee of the Year will be announced in spring 2019.