LPS Heroes Recognition Series No. 2

At their regularly scheduled meeting on January 28, 2021, the Board of Education had the privilege of recognizing the warehouse team as LPS Heroes. Employees on this team continue to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring the success of LPS by going above and beyond their normal scope of work.

LPS Warehouse Team
Throughout months made more challenging by Covid-19, the warehouse team has excelled at being flexible, constantly changing and updating plans to accommodate school, department, and district needs. The warehouse was short-staffed for a while, but this didn’t stop them from keeping up with the extra work; they rolled up their sleeves and put in extra time and effort to make sure things got done. They ensured continuity in mail and parcel deliveries by going to various locations and picking up and delivering school mail and packages. They helped with the space logistics for storing the truckloads of Covid-19 supplies, making sure everything was unloaded and staged correctly. Then they helped the Operations team assemble and deliver pallets of supplies for schools. The warehouse team also assisted with Nutrition Services’ summer feeding program by receiving and distributing food and volunteering to load lunches on buses to be distributed to LPS neighborhoods. They have worked weekends and over district breaks to transfer and deliver food for student meal pick-up. 

The hard work and dedication of Ross Wilson, purchasing and warehouse manager; Andrew Searles and Chris Dreiling, the two warehouse foreman; and warehouse workers Troy Shadley and Evan Salvador has been paramount in supporting the district through these difficult months.

Penny Pavel, maintenance buyer, is also part of the warehouse team. She specifically supports the operations and maintenance department. She worked at a feverish pace to order the truckloads of supplies needed for schools. All of the supplies needed were in high demand and short supply, but Penny’s relationships with vendors and her diligence enabled her to secure pallets upon pallets of supplies for the district. She was part of the action when the warehouse put supply packages on pallets together for schools. She continues to monitor stock and orders additional inventory as needed to keep our schools operating.

Thank you to our phenomenal warehouse team for your incredible work to make sure our schools have everything they need.