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ERIC Number: EJ919343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Showcasing Unsung Heroes: Positive PR/Positive Relationships
Ruder, Robert
School Business Affairs, v75 n6 p29-30 Jun 2009
Despite the budgetary belt-tightening and what appears to be a gloomy financial future for many of the nation's school districts, south Florida's "Sun Sentinel" recently showcased five noninstructional employees from the Broward County school district. The "Sun Sentinel" chose to provide readers with a comprehensive look at those employees who, through their efforts and the efforts of their 14,000 coworkers, "help keep schools running while playing big roles in students' daily lives." Introduced in the January 4, 2009, "Sun Sentinel's" Sunday edition, the series presented vignettes about five individuals and their respective jobs. Each day focused on the employee's role within the larger organization with regard to the responsibilities of their positions and their ability to interact positively with students, parents, and other school district employees. The articles highlighted that, in addition to performing the routine duties of their assignments, each person went beyond his or her daily responsibilities by relating positively with the diverse populations within the school district community. This article presents the five employees profiled in "Sun Sentinel": (1) Lily Stevenson, assistant cafeteria manager at the Glades Middle School; (2) Jimmy Murrow, facilities supervisor at the Hallandale Adult Community Center; (3) Dottie Reid, secretary to the principal at Palmview Elementary School; (4) Douglas Dorsett, Olsen Middle School's campus security monitor; and (5) Carolyn Wallace, school bus driver. They don't provide classroom instruction, but these employees working behind the scenes are vital, and beloved, in Broward County schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida