Windsor Elementary School Janitor Ranks Top Ten in the Nation
Cintas Corporation has named the top 10 finalists for the 5th Annual Nationwide Janitor of the Year contest and a janitor from Windsor, CO made the cut. Rudy Hernandez or "Mr. Rudy" from Tozer Primary School is #6 on the list. Hernandez has been with Weld RE-4 School District for 34 years and with Tozer for 24 years.
Here is what the school had to say about Mr. Rudy:
Tozer Elementary School’s building is over 50 years old, but you wouldn’t know it thanks to Rudy Hernandez, the school’s inspiring janitor. For many students, Mr. Rudy is a role model. By watching him work, students learn the importance of trying their best, persevering even when the task at hand seems impossible and never being too busy to offer a kind gesture. And for many teachers, Mr. Rudy is a life saver. When a struggling student needs help, Mr. Rudy doesn’t hesitate, whether it means having to sit down and read a book with a student or zip up several puffy coats on the way to recess. After more than 20 years at Tozer Elementary, Mr. Rudy is not only a veteran janitor, but has made a lasting impact on all of the teachers, students, parents and extended community in Windsor, Colorado.