Treasurer Named GCS Employee of the Month

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2018

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Treasurer Named GCS Employee of the Month
Wendi Patterson combines financial, personal skills at Allen Jay Elementary

Greensboro, N.C. – Having a consistently clean audit is the mark of an excellent school treasurer. But when that treasurer is also a team player who is beloved by the children and staff at the school she serves, she becomes August 2018 GCS employee of the month.

Wendi Patterson is entering her seventh year as treasurer at Allen Jay Elementary, where she deftly handles all school expenditures and orders. Her first priority, however, is always the students.

“What makes Ms. Wendi special is that she builds very strong relationships with our students,” says principal Carla Flores-Ballesteros, who submitted the nomination. “She cares about the whole child. Her office and her heart are always open to hear a student in need, let someone decompress, take care of sick or hurt students or come up with a ‘sticker chart’ to encourage a student to come to school every day. Several students choose to go to Ms. Wendi’s office as part of their reward for good behavior or work completion. We are very fortunate to have her at Allen Jay Elementary.”

Patterson received a $50 gift card from Sam’s Club, which has given nearly $8,000 to outstanding GCS employees since 2005. During the month of August, her photo will hang at the district’s central offices, at Allen Jay Elementary and at the Sam’s Club on Wendover Avenue.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 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

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