Getting to Know Sherwood Building Services

There are 18 Building Services workers at Sherwood. The Warrior is giving you a chance to get to know a few of them a bit better.

compiled by Mary Macrae ’14 and Mandy Stussman ’14

What do you like to do outside of work?

Markey Palmer: I like fishing, I like to hunt and I go to the race track.

Marina Sorto Caceres: I like to watch TV with my kids. My son is 3 years old and my daughter is almost 6. We play hide-and-seek.

What is your favorite part of working at Sherwood?

John L. Flowers: We have an excellent supervisor. She cares about her employees and is a really good person.

Shelley Washington (supervisor): I have a really good staff; I’m proud of every one of my guys. I expect nothing less than As. They may think I’m tough on them, but I say we’ve got to shine all the time.

What aspect of the job is the most rewarding?

Muhammed Abduljabar: [The best part is] the interaction with students here, giving them a little advice and being helpful if I can.

Ward “Pete” Jones: The most rewarding is to get the compliments on how good the school looks and knowing that we’re doing a good job and providing a clean learning environment for kids and the staff to work in.

Do you enjoy working in a high school environment?

Kevin Hill: It’s nice to be in an educational environment; I think that’s good for the mind.

What do you think makes your job so important to the school?

Donna Collins: We are all one team and work together. It’s all one high school.

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