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Posted 8/17/22

The Escambia County School District’s Office of Community Involvement is proud to recognize Ms. Shante Simpkins as the Stellar Employee for the Month of August 2022. 


Shante Simpkins is an accounting specialist in the maintenance department.  She has been in this position for three and one-half years.  Ms. Simpkins consistently demonstrates her commitment to excellence in the workplace.   Since she was hired, she has demonstrated her commitment to our goal of continuous improvement through her efficiency in completing her job duties as well as her genuine concern for the well-being of her coworkers.


Ms. Simpkins pays close attention to detail and has volunteered to spearhead many office functions that are challenging and often, less-than-desirable.  Additionally, when she has completed her primary duties of an accounting specialist, she seeks additional duties by assisting her coworkers and supervisors.  This ensures everyone is working as efficiently as possible.  Ms. Simpkins is one of maintenance services’ senior office staff members. She is knowledgeable in many areas outside of her primary role.  As such, she assists other office staff with training and mentoring new staff members and serves as a resource to staff in many areas.


During the disaster recovery and restoration efforts following hurricane Sally, Ms. Simpkins was an invaluable asset and served as one of two points of contacts within the department responsible for processing massive amounts of documentation associated with those efforts.  Furthermore, Ms. Simpkins’ dedication to the department and the district is demonstrated on a daily basis through her commitment to ensuring that work requests from our customers (all district locations and departments) are well documented, allowing  maintenance to respond as soon as possible.  Ms. Simpkins assists with the completion of other office duties anytime that her coworkers are out of the office and does so without being asked and without complaint. She can be counted on to “jump in” wherever she’s needed. Ms. Simpkins is truly a valuable member of the maintenance support team. Maintenance services are blessed to have such a dedicated individual working daily to ensure all students and staff are learning and working in a safe and comfortable environment.


Shante Simpkins is Stellar because of her excellent work ethic and dedication to the staff and students throughout the Escambia County School District.  She exemplifies the Pillars of “People” and “Service” and it is for these reasons, and so many others, that she has been selected as our Stellar Employee of the Month of August 2022.


She will receive a plaque, pin, and a check for $100 from Members First Credit Union.