Patty Hoxworth

Patty Hoxworth

B 98.5 Educational Support Professional School Spirit Award - October 2013

- Nominated by Dianne Dymerski

Why does this person deserve the School Spirit Award? Patty is not just a wonderful custodian at school, she is a friend to everyone she meets. Every day she comes in with a smile, offers her help to all staff, purchases items to better the school environment (for teachers and students) with her own money, decorates, cleans, and offers advice when asked. If you ask for something to get done in the classroom, before you even bat an eyelash, it appears done and in better condition than when you left it. Anything a staff member could possibly want, if Patty doesn't have it, she will find it. She went as far as to make curtains for one of the teachers, without being asked, but just because she knew the room needed some "brightening up". My favorite act of kindness that "Miss Patty" completes every year is dressing up as the Easter bunny and providing a goody-filled egg to every student in the school. She spends her own time and money to do this and bring a smile to all the students' faces, and they look forward to it every year. Finally, everyone at school knows you cannot give Patty a thank you card or present because you will inevitably receive a thank-you-card-for-the-thank-you card. She should be commended for her countless good deeds at Washington Street Elementary School. It wouldn't be the same there without her, just ask any teacher!