School: Colts Neck High School
School District: Freehold Regional High School District
City, State: Colts Neck, NJ
Edward Keirns was nominated by a colleague who wishes to remain anonymous.
Mr. Keirns is the go-to custodian at Colts Neck High School. Every day, he is called on the radio to take care of one situation or another. He is affectionately called, 'Sergeant Ed' since school employees found out that he is a retired Marine Master Sergeant.
"Everyone knows that if you need something taken care of quickly, whether it's a student spill in the hallway that poses a safety vulnerability, or something has to be setup or moved, call 'Sergeant Ed' and its done," the nominator said.
In addition to being extremely dependable, Mr. Keirns always has a kind word or a warm hello for those he meets in the hallways. He is always pleasant and nice when engaging in conversation. Often times, he can be seen assisting students having trouble with their locker or struggling to carry some heavy load. He's always there to help with a smile and a kind word. He recently took a week-long vacation, and some of the staff were nervous not knowing where he was! Mr. Keirns has such a big impact on the daily activities in the school and he is missed when he's not there. He definitely adds to the warm atmosphere at Colts Neck High School!