School: Dunbar Primary School

School district: Tallmadge City Schools

Residence: Mogadore

Age: 48

Job title: Head custodian

How long at the district: Four years

Family: Wife of 20 years, Monique, and two children, Sam and Sarah

What is the most rewarding part of your position? Working with a great team of staff and teachers, interacting and laughing with the students, and greeting students in the morning.

What is the most challenging? I enjoy my position at Dunbar so I don’t really see it as a challenge.

If you weren’t doing this, you’d be? A DJ at a classic rock radio station!

Tell us something about the students you deal with that most people don’t know or appreciate. We have interesting and bright students here. They are willing and excited to tell you about their day or what happened over the weekend if you give them the time to listen.

How do you unwind after a long day at work? I unwind by fishing, reading or playing with my children.

The students and co-workers would be surprised to know that ... I enjoy cooking and grilling

What is the one responsibility about your position you didn’t know existed before taking it? It is much more than tending to the needs of the building. I enjoy the work of keeping kids safe and being there for all the students' needs.