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Greenmont custodian finalist for WV Service Personnel of the Year
Greenmont custodian finalist for WV Service Personnel of the Year
WCS Communications Dept.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Greenmont custodian finalist for WV Service Personnel of the Year

VIENNA - Deidra Burdette, a custodian at Greenmont Elementary School, is one of 10 finalists for West Virginia School Service Personnel of the Year.

The finalists were announced in a press release Tuesday by the West Virginia Department of Education. Burdette was the Wood County Schools Service Personnel of the Year. 

The state competition recognizes the commitment and dedication of staff members in the public school system who work beyond expectations to serve students and families in their communities.  

Burdette is a head custodian at Greenmont Elementary School in Wood County. Burdette is known for making everyone smile and for her love of children. She helps train and mentor Wood County custodians, spending hours teaching necessary skills. Burdette keeps a calendar to recognize everyone’s birthdays. She treats all the students as if they are her own, even providing Halloween costumes when needed. She is always making T-shirts for everyone at the school to make sure they are included in all the activities. 

“We are so proud of Ms. Burdette and her dedication to our schools and our students,” said Wood County Schools Superintendent Will Hosaflook. “She is a wonderful representative of the kind of service personnel we have here in Wood County and would make an excellent Service Personnel of the Year for the state of West Virginia.”

“These individuals truly represent what it means to be a caring adult in the lives of our students,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch. “They exhibit compassion and dedication to ensure our children have safe, positive and comprehensive educational experiences. As we continue through the pandemic, our school service personnel members are an important part of the network of supports our children need.” 

For more information about the West Virginia Service Personnel of the Year, please visit https://wvde.us/service-personnel-of-the-year/.