Dominica Morgan and Theresa Martinez are the two latest recipients of District 50’s “Fred Award” which goes to employees who go the extra mile in performing their jobs. They were honored at this week’s Board of Education meeting.
Dominica, who works in Nutrition Services, was nominated by Mat Aubuchon, Director of Early Childhood Education.
In his nomination letter for Morgan, Aubuchon wrote, “She is always professional and polite when she is delivering and setting up meals, she enjoys spending time to talk with staff about meals and menus. I have witnessed her make adjustments to meal requests on a moment’s notice and it is always done with a smile and sense of patience.”
Shaw Heights Middle School Principal Mike Carlson nominated Martinez, calling her a “slam dunk winner.” In nominating her, Carlson had several other members from Shaw Heights offer their own recommendations. One wrote, “Theresa is a deserving recipient of a customer service award. She is always welcoming, always eager to help and always does it with a smile on her face.”
The “Fred Award” was created as way to honor Education Support Professionals who go the extra mile on the job. It’s named after a mailman profiled in the book “The Fred Factor” who consistently did more than his job description required.
If you would like to acknowledge someone who provides excellent customer service, go to Fred@adams50.org to write your nomination. Continue to read the Insider for updates on future winners.