Clinton Primary teachers get it done
HOPE – A delivery dilemma at Clinton Primary School as open house loomed this week was resolved with some “can do” teamwork by CPS instructional facilitators and teachers.
CPS Instructional Facilitator Sherri Hollis related the tale as it unfolded Tuesday.
“At 4 p.m., a huge delivery of school supplies arrived at CPS,” Hollis said. “The IFs, Virginia Moore, Janet Gordon, Melissa Gildon, Lacey Robbins and myself, were there waiting for the delivery.”
All went well, until it was discovered that there was no means to transport the massive delivery into the building.
“The driver had no ramp or lift on his truck, so we realized getting all of these hundreds of boxes into the cafeteria was going to be a huge task,” Hollis said.
As she related it, there was simply no way to move the shipment intact.
“Each pallet would have to be opened on the truck; the boxes would have to be loaded onto a cart; the cart would be moved into the cafeteria; then, the boxes would be unloaded onto tables,” Hollis said. “This would be repeated many, many times. I didn’t know how the five of us could get this done.”
Enter CPS teachers.
“Out of desperation, I got on ‘all call’ and asked for volunteers to come help us,” Hollis said.
More than a dozen teachers immediately responded, she said.
“Immediately, teachers started coming, many with their own carts and some with family members,” Hollis said. “These teachers worked tirelessly until every box had been moved into the cafeteria.”
Volunteers included Jodi Willis, Holly Hooker, Allyson Cox, Laura Gray, Kayla Bowden, Jamie Griffith, Tonya Fox, Carime Douglas, Emily Davis, Brandy Frohnappel, Debbie Stroderd, Ally Askew, Doris Kesterson and Josh Creel.
“A job that would have taken us at least two hours took about 40 minutes,” Hollis said. “I could not believe how hard these teachers worked. I am proud to work at CPS.”