John Hartert was nominated by his principal, Clark Olstad.
Mr. Hartert is an amazing custodian at the Plainview-Elgin-Millville 4-6 Elementary School. He gives the maximum amount of effort on a daily basis to keep the entire building looking amazing. Cleaning the building is definitely more than a job for Mr. Hartert; it's something he takes an enormous amount of pride in at all times. It's rare for a custodian to be given such a high level of respect from all the staff and students in their building. This respect has been earned and upheld by Mr. Hartert during his years of work at his school.
“Every school year, multiple staff members contact me and say that Mr. Hartert is the best custodian they have ever had the privilege of working with," Olstad said. "The staff continues to make comments about how their room, desktops, walls, sinks, windows, and more are kept clean at all times throughout the school year."
Mr. Hartert goes above and beyond the normal duties of a custodian. Some examples of the extra special things he does include
Olstad recalled a quote from Rebecca Solnit that reminded him of Mr. Hartert, “Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.” This quote relates to Mr. Hartert because it represents the type of outstanding individual he is every day at school.
"He is one of the most generous, kind, caring individuals I have ever had the privilege to work with," Olstad said. "He is, and will continue to be, a LifeChanger to many students, staff, and families at Plainview-Elgin-Millville Community Schools!”