Olympia High School Head Custodian Carolyn Poage has been named the Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 Classified School Employee of the Year.
Earlier this year, Poage learned she was one of three Olympia School District Classified School Employees of the Year. She received a standing ovation and congratulations from colleagues during an Olympia School Board meeting.
As a regional winner, Poage is in the running for state Classified School Employee of the Year. The state winner will be named later this spring.
Poage will be honored next month at a regional school superintendents’ meeting, participate in a reception at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and be recognized at a reception for exceptional educators held at the Governor’s mansion.
She has worked in the Olympia School District since 2003. In those 14 years, she has been a substitute custodian, a swing custodian, and a head custodian.
Congratulations Carolyn, we are so proud of you!