Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

April 12, 2013

Schools honor support staff

Staff writer

CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County Schools honored its secretaries, administrative assistants, bookkeepers and attendance clerks April 11, 2013.

The Cumberland County Board of Education approved a resolution designating that day as a day for honor support staff personnel at its March 28 meeting.

The resolution states, "Whereas, Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Bookkeepers and Attendance Clerks (aka Support Staff) in the Cumberland County School System is an outstanding group of dedicated school employees who care deeply about the students; and

"Whereas, our teachers and administrators depend upon Support Staff members to prepare learning materials, operate the office and carry out business functions of the school, tutor, counsel, advise and guide individual students and perform a variety of other activities that result in an improved learning environment for students and their teachers throughout the school year; and

"Whereas, our Support Staff is made up of individuals who have shown a commitment to our schools and the students they serve; and

"Whereas, our Support Staff brings into our schools a pleasant personality, a good measure of common sense, a calm demeanor and a willingness to let others occupy the spotlight and receive credit for success;

"Now, therefore be it resolved that the Cumberland County Board of Education hereby established April 11, 2013, as Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Bookkeepers and Attendance Clerks Appreciation Day; and

"Be it further resolved that the board expresses appreciation and thanks to all the Support Staff in our school system and encourages each school to recognize and join in the celebration of these individuals on that day for the role they play in the success of our school system."

Dan Schlafer, 9th District representative, moved to approve the resolution, supported by Josh Stone, 4th District representative. The motion was unanimously approved.