Six Staff Members Named Employees of the Year
Congratulations to six staff members who were recently named 2016 Employees of the Year. The awards recognize outstanding contributions and are sponsored by Greenville Federal Credit Union. Winners received $500 cash and a special award, and their school or department also received $500 cash so all employees at their location can share in the honor.
School Support Staff Employee of the Year
Maxi Farnsworth, Media Clerk, Sterling School
Maxi created a Read Cycle book swap where students bring in their old books and trade for new ones. Her knowledge of resources makes it easy for teachers to call on her to improve their lessons with technology integration and overall planning and instruction.
District Support Employee of the Year
Amanda Enfinger, Accounting Specialist, District Finance Department
Amanda serves as the lead trainer for schools and departments in monitoring their budget expenditures. She travels to each school to help new hires in their own environment. Amanda reviews all district credit card purchases, monitoring to ensure procedures are followed.
Operations Employee of the Year
Steve McRae, Custodian/Groundskeeper, Slater-Marietta Elementary School
Steve McRae not only finds time to complete his assigned tasks while assisting teachers and others, but also finds time to tutor a student needing help with multiplication tables. During his break or while waiting in the afternoon car line, Steve can be found tutoring the student and helping him work toward achieving his potential.
Assistant School Administrator of the Year
Emily Gerard, Assistant Principal, Paris Elementary School
Emily has a self-imposed early morning shift which begins before 7 AM. Her days are spent working with teachers on instruction, handling student discipline, and communicating with parents. Emily keeps the school focused on a safe and healthy environment, including leading Paris in the Safe Kids, Safe Schools Initiative.
School Administrator of the Year
Michael Delaney, Principal, Carolina High and Academy
Michel Delaney is a mentor, advisor, and father figure to all of his students. Seniors take a pact to graduate when they sign their names in silver pen on a custom-made graduation gown at the beginning of the year. He’s changing the culture of Carolina High and doing “Whatever It Takes!” to see students achieve.
District Professional Employee of the Year
Leroy Hamilton, Director of School Administrative Support, GCS Central Office
Leroy's attention to detail and problem-solving abilities make him the go-to person to solve a school or district-level problem. He guided Hillcrest High through the growing pains of an overcrowded building into a new state-of-the-art facility; led the meticulous process of naming Bell’s Crossing Elementary School to reflect the area’s rich history; and assisted the district with one of the largest school construction projects in the nation.
209 Employees Celebrate Retirement!
At the end of the school year, 209 employees will begin their retirement. Collectively, these employees have given 4,456 years of service to the children of Greenville County Schools. During a special Retirement banquet, we honored our longest-serving retiree, Vera Dillard, former Secretary at Donaldson Career Center. Vera had been with Greenville County schools for 47 years. Congratulations to all retirees and best wishes in your future endeavors!
Greenville Drive Honors GCS Employees
Join us for an evening of fun at the Greenville Drive Employee Appreciation Game on Monday, June 13, 7:05 p.m. Each GCS employee is invited to claim one free Reserved Seat ticket for this game and can purchase additional tickets subject to availability. To get your ticket(s) please visit or call the Drive Box Office (864) 240-4528 and provide your name/work location or click here and use Promotion Code “school.” (Note a processing fee is charged for each ticket bought/claimed online, but not with box office orders.) You'll also have a chance to win great prizes throughout the game.
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Tuesday - Thursday, May 31-June 2
High School Graduations
Last Student Attendance
Monday, June 6 - Thursday, August 4
Summer Hours - 7:30 am - 5:30 pm,
Monday - Thursday, Closed Fridays
7:05 p.m., Fluor Field
Monday, July 4
Fourth of July Holiday for 12-Month Employees
Tuesday, August 9
First Day for Teachers
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April 2016 Winners
Kelly Howard, a math teacher at Southside High, and Jaime Presnell, Transportation Call Center representative, were our lucky winners in April. Thank you for reading Enlighten and submitting your entry!
What organization sponsors the Employees of the Year Awards Program?
A) Home Depot
C) Greenville Federal Credit Union
How many employees will retire from GCS at the end of the school year?
Where can you find information about discounts for GCS employees?
A) Golden Apple Rewards Discount Book
C) Both A and B
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