REDDING, CA — The maintenance supervisor for the Columbia School District
was recognized earlier this week as the California school maintenance and operations Employee of the Year, according to the Record-Searchlight
"Mr. Jim," as students know him, works with the school''s counselor to find students he can mentor, the story noted.
According to the story, Mays, a 16-year veteran with the district, oversees a crew of six custodians and maintenance workers.
Mays said: "People say, ''you''re just a custodian.''" No, I''m an educator, but in a different way. I love it. I love the kids."