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Meet Kevin Maguire

Meet Kevin Maguire

Facility Area Coordinator, Network 10 Kevin began his career with the District in 2008 as a General Cleaner. Two years later, he joined the Building Engineers Trainee Program. Once he finished the program, Kevin served as a Building Engineer for eight years before becoming a Steamfitter in the Maintenance department in 2016. Four years later,…

Meet Derek Parker

Meet Derek Parker

Facility Area Coordinator, Network 11 Derek joined the District 1988 as a Fireman Trainee and became an FAC in 2006. Throughout his three decades of work, he was the recipient of the Rose Lindenbaum Improvement of Education Award, and received the Perfect Attendance Award twice. Derek said he has been blessed to work with staff…

Meet Durrelle Holmes

Meet Durrelle Holmes

Facility Area Coordinator, Network 12 Durrelle joined the District in May 1983, and ┬áhas worked here for 38 years. He was originally a Custodial Assistant, and later became a Building Engineer. In 2012, he was asked to serve as an Acting FAC, and was moved into a permanent FAC role in 2015. Durrelle believes in…

Meet Greg Gladden

Meet Greg Gladden

Acting Facility Area Coordinator, Network 13 Greg Gladden served more than 28 years as a Building Engineer, two of which were a Relief Engineer in the Northwest region, operating and maintaining various types of mechanical systems, managing staff members and working alongside many different people. In addition, Greg has run special projects, steam trap jobs,…

Meet Dave Foster

Meet Dave Foster

Acting Facility Area Coordinator, Network 14 David has worked in the District for 26 years. Throughout his career, he served as a Part-Time Bus Driver, Building Engineer Trainee, Relief Building Engineer and was promoted this year to Acting Facilities Area Coordinator. David has been instrumental in managing various emergency tasks, maintaining closed buildings and repairing…

Meet Steve Manna

Meet Steve Manna

Facility Area Coordinator, Network 15 Steve started at the District in August 1990 as a Fireman Trainee, and later became a Licensed Building Engineer in July 1992. Steve was promoted to FAC in 1996. He served in that role for the Martin Luther King High School Cluster until July 2006 when he was promoted to…

Meet Jim Pizzo

Meet Jim Pizzo

Facility Area Coordinator, Network 16 James Pizzo has been with the District for 20 years. He began his career as a Building Engineer Trainee at Pepper in 2001. He moved on to Penrose School, where he served as a Building Engineer for 13 years. While at Penrose, James enrolled in school at the Community College…

Meet Keith Guess

Meet Keith Guess

Facility Area Coordinator, Network 17 Keith has served the District for 20 years. When he was first hired, he was a Fireman Trainee. In 2016, he was promoted to FAC. As a product of the School District of Philadelphia, Keith takes pride in providing services to the current students and staff of our public schools….

Meet Erica Hickey

Meet Erica Hickey

Facility Area Coordinator, Network 18 Erica joined the District in January 1992, and has been with us for 29 years. During her employment, she has held several positions with increasing responsibility. Erica was a Bus Attendant from 1990 to 1999, and a Building Engineer Trainee for three years following that. The bulk of her career…

Meet Gus Lover III

Meet Gus Lover III

Facility Area Coordinator, Network 19 Augustus S. Lover III became a District employee in June 1989, as a 5-hour Cleaner, and worked his way up to an FAC in April 2017. He regularly mentored Building Engineers and Custodial Staff members to produce an excellent workplace and learning environment. Augustus served in the United States Marine…