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Earl McGee

Position: Retiring Head Custodian
School: Jupiter Community High School
School District: Palm Beach County School District
City, State: Jupiter, FL

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Earl McGee was nominated by his colleague, Madeline Miller.

Mr. McGee IS Jupiter High School. He’s also a beloved head custodian. Mr. McGee grew up in Jupiter, graduated from Jupiter High School, and has worked at Jupiter High for 38 years. He's a true Warrior who attends nearly every sporting event because he loves to support the students and show pride in JHS.

"Jupiter High School will be a completely different place without him. We all hate to see him go because we love him so much," said Miller.



Comments (4)


Mike DeLeonardo Posted 9 days ago

First, understand that we are talking about a custodian here, a position that is often filled through a revolving door by nameless individuals who do a difficult job, mostly anonymously. Now consider that Earl McGee is a cornerstone not just of this school, and not just this community, both of which he has dedicated literally his entire life to, but he has been recognized on a county and state level. Earl is well known by name (and often by various nicknames) throughout the county - by coaches, school and county administrators, and other staff members for the excellence with with he runs the campus, and the welcoming family environment he engenders. Visiting coaches and Athletic Directors ask for him by name. The FHSAA recognized him for his leadership with their highest support award. Earl is simply as good as what he does as anyone you ever met is as good as theirs, regardless of profession. That he performs at this level for this many years, he began under his father, who was the head custodian when Earl attended Jupiter, and does it all with humor and a persistent drive to keep his family's house in the best condition possible is truly remarkable. But even a greater testimonial is when alumni return to school, some going back to his earliest days - they look for Earl first, and he remembers them, most likely not by name, but by whatever friendly nickname he assigned them when he knew them as students. Jupiter High is a school that is often recognized for excellence. Earl McGee the giant upon whose shoulders we stand. I guess we will see how we will survive after his retirement. It won't be the same.

Heather Vaughn Posted 1 months ago

Earl shows each and every student incredible respect, and in turn they respect him for his honesty, work ethic, can-do attitude and high level of professionalism. He connects with the students of JHS because he truly listens, he supports, and he cares about their well being both on and off campus. An all around amazing man who has changed so many lives!

Heather Vaughn Posted 1 months ago

Earl shows each and every student incredible respect, and in turn they respect him for his honesty, work ethic, can-do attitude and high level of professionalism. He connects with the students of JHS because he truly listens, he supports, and he cares about their well being both on and off campus. An all around amazing man who has changed so many lives!

Patti Potts Posted 1 months ago

From the moment I met Earl McGee I knew I was blessed to have him in my life. He is an honorable man, a have-your-back colleague, and a friend of a lifetime. He is a gift to any and all who know him.