He ensures that each hall sparkles and each student smiles
Contact: Geneva Lax (336) 370-8386
Created: 4/26/2010 1:05:11 PM
A fellow staff member called him "amazing," while another
says he is a "saint." Charles Smoot goes beyond the call of duty.
Serving Erwin Montessori as the lead custodian, he ensures that each
hall sparkles and each student smiles.
"There is not a day that goes by without someone making a positive
comment about him," said Principal Deborah Parker in reference to his
impact on Erwin. "He is a breath of fresh air, and he has a way of
helping people achieve a better mood."
Smoot spends each Saturday cleaning and even assists teachers with the
school-wide science fair and talent show.
"It is amazing how he is always where you need him, no matter how busy
he is," said Parker.
Weekly, teachers and staff at Erwin voluntarily
participate in a "Thoughts and Prayers" session. The sessions allow
staff members to encourage friends or colleagues who are experiencing a
difficult time in their life. Smoot is an active participant in the
sessions, always willing to give or assist in any way.
With his calm demeanor, Smoot serves as an excellent
role model for the young male students at Erwin. Often, Smoot is found
discussing the impact of good behavior with students.
"The students react positively to him on a daily basis," said Parker.
In honor of his hard work and helpful spirit, Charles Smoot is the
Guilford County Schools (GCS) Employee of the Month.
As Employee of the Month, Smoot was surprised with a
$50 gift card from Sam's Club, who 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 the Sam's Club on
Wendover Avenue. In addition, the Guilford County Board of Education
will recognize him at its May 11 meeting.
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