• ‘Fred’ Award Winners Recognized


    Mike McWilson, Harold Gonzales and Loretta Vigil have been added to the proud list of District 50 employees who “raise the bar” at work and do what it takes to get the job done right.

    Fred Harold The three were honored at last week’s Board of Education as winners of FRED awards where fellow employees nominate coworkers for doing exemplary work.

    The award is named after Fred Shea, a Denver postman who was profiled in the book The Fred Factor. Fred consistently did more than what was expected of him and motivational speaker Mark Sanborn was so impressed, that he titled a book after the postman.

    Mike McWilson is the horticulture instructor at Westminster High School, but he does more than help his students and nurture the plants in the greenhouse. He was nominated because he went out of his way to help a D50 employee who purchased a huge potted plant from the school, but was unable to get it home.

    Fred Loretta Mike said “no problem” and delivered the plant to the employee’s home. It’s that kind of dedication that truly makes a difference.

    Harold Gonzales is known across the District as he makes his rounds to deliver the mail. Two employees nominated him for his positive attitude and willingness to take “extra requests” as he makes his rounds. One employee wrote, “Just amazing is all I can say. We are very lucky to call him a part of our District 50 family!”

    Loretta Vigil is a campus monitor at Hidden Lake High School, but the person who nominated her said she does so much more. She assembled this year’s Student Council Program and organized the student prom. And still another compliment: “Students routinely turn to Loretta for advice or a sympathetic ear. She is ‘mom’ to many of the kids.”

    The Fred Award program will return at the start of the school year in August. If you would like to acknowledge someone who provides excellent customer service, go to Fred@adams50.org to write your nomination.

    Posted May 21, 2015