Congratulations and thank you for a job well done!
Mark Henn, night custodian at Winneconne Elementary School, takes his job to the next level. According to Jody Jennerman, Winneconne Director of Students Services, he goes above and beyond custodial work and makes it his priority that the school is a safe learning environment for all students.
On Friday, March 22, the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS) will honor Henn as one of the recipients for the WCASS Region 6 “Making a Difference Award.”
In her nomination of Henn for this award, Jennerman said, “Although Mark doesn’t work directly with our students with disabilities, he does amazing things behind the scenes, that deserve recognition. Mark has gone above and beyond his job responsibilities as a custodian to ensure our students have the most conducive learning environment possible.”
“For example, he installed anti-slammers on doors, secured mats on the walls in sensory/calming areas and recognizes and quickly addresses potential safety hazards within any of the classrooms or spaces our students and staff are utilizing,” said Jennerman.
Henn was humbled when he heard of the award. “It’s an honor. I’ve never received an award before, so that really adds to it,” Henn said.
When asked why he works so hard at the school, he said, “Smiles. I love to see kids smile. I love to see the staff smile. If I can get a smile out of somebody, that makes my day, that makes their day. At Winneconne, that’s what it’s all about.”
Jennerman and Elementary Principal, Lisa Hughes nominated Henn because they wanted him to know that the school staff is grateful for his positive attitude and willingness to help them address any concerns that arise. Jennerman and Hughes said Henn is always pleasant and helpful and has a listening ear for how to make things better at the school.
They agreed that Henn’s efforts make a big difference for the students at the school. Congratulations on earning this regional-level award!