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Sullivan West Standout Matt Dirie, Cleaner

It is a pleasure to introduce and recognize our newest Sullivan West Standout, Matt Dirie.  Matt is a Cleaner at the Elementary School.  Congratulations, Matt!

Matt Dirie has been a cleaner in our District for the past 13 years.  During that time, he has gotten to know every corner of both of our schools, working at the High School for 8 years, and most recently, at the Elementary School for the past 5 years.  Matt’s typical day involves ensuring that our schools are safe and clean for all students, staff and visitors, and his cleaning skills have been described as “meticulous”.  Matt shared that he begins his day by visiting the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes to clean those rooms, and each day he is greeted with hugs and recognitions from the students.  “It’s really nice to have that be the beginning of your day,” Matt shared.  “It doesn’t matter if you’re tired or in a bad mood, the students are happy to see you.”

Matt described the best part of his job as “the people I work with.  You work together so long that a lot of these people are more like family than co-workers.  It’s really a better experience than any other job I’ve had.”

When Matt is not at work, he loves spending time with his family, including his two daughters, Cheyenne and Harley.  He described his family as “…my number one thing.”  Matt is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. 

Congratulations and keep up the great and meticulous work, Matt!

MD