EDCOE Facilities & Maintenance Receives 2018 Excellence in Education Award

by Placerville Newswire / May 15, 2018 / comments

[Dina Gentry. Img: EDCOE Facilities & Maintenance team is presented the 2018 “Excellence in Education Award” from Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools.]

Based on their commitment and drive to provide high-quality services, County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, honored the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Facilities and Maintenance team with the Excellence in Education Award for the 2017-18 school year. The award recognizes hard work that contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community.

“The Facilities and Maintenance Department provides exceptional service throughout our County,” Dr. Manansala stated. “Beyond their work – we can all agree that it is a pleasure to see them every day. They have amazing attitudes and go out of their way to make sure we have the conditions necessary to do our work well.”

Kathy Daniels, Director of Facilities and Maintenance, accepted the award on behalf of her team at a recognition ceremony and expressed, “I am honored to accept the award for Excellence in Education this year.” She further went on to express to her team, “Our team works incredibly hard, and I feel honored to work with and be part of each and every one of your lives.”

The Facilities and Maintenance Department provides services to a large area from the West part of El Dorado Hills, South Lake Tahoe, and Georgetown. Facilities and Maintenance team members ensure that the environment and workspaces are safe and clean for students and staff. Their work includes a wide variety of tasks including facility repairs, vacuuming carpet, taking out the trash, sorting recycled materials, and so much more. The Warehouse facilitates deliveries throughout the county, record retention, delivery of supplies, etc. 

“These team members are always happy with a smile on their face because they truly love their jobs and are dedicated and committed to providing top-quality service to our employees,” remarked Kathy Daniels, “I almost characterize our team as the silent heroes. They show up before an event and make sure everything is set up, and then they come swooping back in after the event is done. They clean up and make it look like the event never happened. They make it seem seamless for the rest of us, but I truly know how hard those team members work.”

Facilities and Maintenance is comprised of 14 team members and includes six who work during the day and eight who work at night. 

The entire team:

Kathy Daniels - Director
Kassandra Paul – Secretary
Derek Peart – Building/Grounds Maintenance
Bill Harbaugh – Grounds Maintenance
Greg Hawthorne – Warehouse/Courier 
Michael Franchi – Building/Grounds Maintenance
John Wood –  Custodian
Josh Harris – Custodian 
Michael Noble – Custodian
Michael Rodriguez – Custodian
Peter Hull – Lead Custodian
Rob Lewis – Custodian
Sherry Leathers – Custodian
Tom Haas – Custodian