The men who keep up buildings and grounds around schools are as important to the health of a school as good teachers and support staff.
Just as George Becker who has worked in Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 since 1984 and as supervisor of buildings and grounds for the system in 1992.
Becker, a Rolling Meadows resident, is putting away his rakes and shovels, at least for District 30. He plans to retire this year. Patch asked him what he liked about his job, about his plans for retirement and the years in District 30.
What Are you Going to Miss about your Job?
The District 30 family, administrators, teachers, students and parents.
What Won't you Miss about your Job?
Any Anecdotes you Wish to Share?
I was chased once by an angry goose.
Any Words of Wisdom You'd Like to Impart.
"Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn" Benjamin Franklin.
What Are your Hopes for District 30?
That the District 30 faculty, students and staff continue to excel.
What Do you Plan to Do during Retirement at Least during your First Year?
Relax and spend time with my wife and grandchildren.
What are you Looking forward to during Retirement?
My flexibility of the day, to do whatever whenever.
Any other Thoughts?
The school district and communities of Northbrook and Glenview have been a pleasure to work in and serve.