Zohn named top operating officer
The council represents 68 of the nation’s largest urban school districts. Zohn received the award last week at a conference in North Carolina.
Zohn often reminds Operations employees that many of them are likely to be the first person a student encounters each day. He thanked his entire division, saying:
“This award is for the cleaners who late at night make sure our buildings are ready for the next day.
For the security officer who comforts a frightened child and is grateful they ran to them, not away from them.
For the bus drivers who start their students’ day with a smile in the morning and a "take care" in the afternoon.
For the food-service workers who greet children with a comforting grin and warm food.
For the movers who take extra care of a special memento.
For the trades person who takes the extra effort to make the repair perfect.
For the custodian and assistant custodian who come in early on a frigid morning to warm a child's world.
For the mechanics who check the repair and then check it again so our kids’ ride is safe.
Zohn was appointed chief operating officer six years ago. He previously was a principal in the Gateway Consultants Group, acting as consultant on construction projects, and was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor.