Educational Support Professionals Week: March 7-11

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Educational Support Professionals Week: March 7-11
OSD Transportation Department

The Olympia School District is joining the state in recognizing Education Support Professionals Week March 7-11.


Superintendent Patrick Murphy read a proclamation during the February 24 Olympia School Board meeting recognizing March 7-11, 2022 as Education Support Professionals Week. Copies of the proclamation will be sent to leaders of the district's Education Support employee bargaining units, many of whom were in attendance either in-person or on the Zoom meeting. They include:



 Amy McGuire and Alicia Snyder

Mario Mejia

Brandi Sorem and Wendy Rae

Melvin Smith


  • William Knight (Technology)
  • Matthew Murdock (Maintenance)
  • Devin Guy (Maintenance)
  • Tim Walling (Grounds)
  • Mary Hiatt (Custodial)
  • Calvin Dawson (Custodial)
  • Humberto Briseno (Transportation)
  • Jason Cornelius (Transportation)
  • Colleen McDonald (Transportation)
  • Sandra Keyt (Child Nutrition Services)

More than 800 education support professionals work with and help children throughout our district. They are involved in nearly every aspect of education, including maintaining school buildings and school grounds; providing administrative support; preparing and serving meals; providing safe transportation; keeping school facilities clean; assisting in the classroom; providing a secure environment; providing information technology and media services; and offering other specialized services.

The resolution states in part that “education support professionals are instrumental in fulfilling the state's responsibility to educate all students.” The one-page resolution, which will be posted in every school and support building from March 7-11, also states that by supporting the learning environment, “education support professionals are crucial partners with teachers, parents, administrators and school boards.”

Please remember to thank an education support professional working in our schools.

Read the full Olympia School District proclamation