Alabaster honors Support Personnel of Year

Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers, left, recognizes support personnel from each Alabaster school during a March 9 School Board meeting. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers, left, recognizes support personnel from each Alabaster school during a March 9 School Board meeting. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City School System recently honored a group of employees whose behind-the-scenes work helps the school system run smoothly each day, according to School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers.

During a March 9 Board of Education meeting, system leaders named Support Personnel of the Year for each school, and recognized them for doing everything from transporting students safely to feeding hundreds of students at a time.

“This is one of the most exciting board meetings of the year,” Vickers said. “We get to recognize the individuals who really make it happen. We are so proud of them.”

Vickers and other members of the ACS central office recognized the following employees as Support Personnel of the Year:

-Creek View Elementary School special education aide Jason Wyatt.

-Meadow View Elementary School behavioral aide Dedric Spencer. Spencer also was named the school system’s Support Person of the Year.

-Pam McClain was named Thompson Intermediate School’s Support Person of the Year.

-Thompson Sixth Grade Center bookkeeper Brenda Rimmer.

-Thompson Middle School instructional aide Connie Martinez.

-Thompson High School attendance manager Beth Eddings.

In addition to representatives from each school, ACS also recognized the following special-area employees:

-Susan Beard from Thompson Sixth Grade Center was named the ACS Counselor of the Year.

-Loretta Bunn from Thompson Intermediate School was named the ACS Child Nutrition Program Person of the Year.

-Steve Cutler, who drives for Meadow View Elementary and Thompson Intermediate, was named the ACS Transportation Employee of the Year.