Teacher Assistant Named GCS Employee of the Month

Prince Stewart considered a role model for Simkins Elementary students

Greensboro, N.C. – “Everyschool needs a Mr. Stewart,”says Gena Pagano of Simkins Elementary. The P.E. teacher was writing about Prince Stewart, a teacher assistant at Simkins Elementary, who today was named the November GCS Employee of the Month.

As a teacher assistant, Stewart has an opportunity to be in multiple classrooms and get to know each of the kids. In addition to providing help to the classroom teacher, he strives to be a role model and example for students who may be struggling or who need extra support, building those relationships over time.

“He lends a hand whenever needed and is so positive all the time,” Pagano wrote. “Even on hard days, he finds some way to make things better. He never complains, and he teaches our kids important life lessons on responsibility. We all completely respect him, and he is an amazing role model for all young men to look up to. I am so thankful he is part of our school family!”

As the November GCS employee of the month, Stewart received a $50 Visa gift card courtesy of Greensboro Jaycees, which sponsors the Employee of the Month program. His photo will hang at the district’s central offices, at Simkins Elementary and at the Greensboro Jaycees office.

About Guilford County Schools 

Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 50th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 70,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 9,800 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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