"I love the warmth and caring nature of everyone in this school - from staff, to administration, to students. I love working here because everyone cares about you as a person."
We can all agree that COVID has brought about many challenges and changes for the 2020-2021 school year. For the next two #FacultyFriday features, we wanted to share with our WCCS community a couple of individuals that we believe are a HUGE part of the reason we are successfully able to remain in school - and what a BLESSING they have been to our faculty, staff, and students already! This week, we are highlighting our day porter on the Upper School campus, Mr. Don Boyce. Read on to find out more about this special individual!
Tell us about your family and any hobbies you enjoy:
I am married, and I have a 14-year-old daughter. We love to travel and go on vacations, when possible. We are very family orientated.
Tell us something we would be surprised to know about you:
I was a starting shooting guard for my college basketball team. I served in the military for 6 years (army). I used to be in a dance troupe when I was a teenager.
What are your job responsibilities here at WCCS:
My job consists of constantly wiping down all surfaces that may have been touched throughout the school during the day. To clean the bathrooms, locker room, and cafeteria. I also assist Mr. Charles in whatever he may ask me to do.
What do you love most about WCCS?
The warmth and caring nature of everyone in the school - from the staff to the administration to the students.
What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.
"Family". I use that word because that is how it feels to me. It is how I'm treated like I'm a part of the WCCS family.
For staff, how do you believe God has uniquely equipped you for your position here at WCCS?
I believe God has prepared me for WCCS by having me work at a university for 23 years, learning how I can become a better people person, and how to interact on a daily basis with young adults.
We know you are new to our campus, but if you can, share a moment from your time here at WCCS that stands out as something you never want to forget:
This moment actually came last Friday! A group of middle school students came up to me and gave me three cards that they made to show me how much they appreciate what I am doing in the school to try and make it safe for them. They said that I'm "so nice towards them". I was surprised and touched by the gesture. It brought a tear to my eyes, and I told all of them thank you so much and bless them all. It meant a lot to receive the cards from them, and I let them know I was trying not to cry! It has touched me so much. I hung the cards up in my work closet and told my family and friends what they did for me. I will never forget that gesture for the rest of my life!