Whether it’s the bus drivers who are the first faces our students see, the child nutrition workers who fill students’ tummies, the maintenance and custodial employees who make sure facilities are clean and working properly or the clerical and TAII staff who take care of numerous needs large and small, the district’s 1,000 support professionals enhance what happens in the classroom and make it possible for all of us to do what we do best.

Student Hands Child Nutrition Worker a Cookie & Note of Thanks
ENHS child nutrition worker Della Patton receives a note of thanks from Emily Nelson

Wednesday, Nov. 15 was National Education Support Professionals Day and across the district schools recognized support employees for their many contributions. Support employees received sweet treats, notes of appreciation and lots of hugs from students and staff. At Edmond North High School, special needs students surprised support employees with cookies to thank them for their hard work and expertise.

“Every employee’s contributions are vital to the success of this district,” said Chief Human Resources Director Randy Decker. “When we all work together, we can achieve more, giving our students the best educational experience possible.”

Those schools that did not recognize support employees this month said they plan to recognize them in May during Teacher Appreciation Week.