West Liberty Elementary School Service Personnel Employee of the Year

Chris Gockstetter has been selected as the 2021-2022 West Liberty Elementary School Service Personnel Employee of the Year.

Gockstetter became West Liberty’s custodian at the start of the current school year. He has been an employee of Ohio County Schools since 2008, and since that time he has served at Wheeling Park High School, Bridge Street Middle School, Triadelphia Middle School, Bethlehem Elementary School and Madison Elementary School.

West Liberty Elementary School Principal Stacey Dietz said Gockstetter came to the school at an important time as major upgrades are taking place at the school as part of the school system’s more than $40 million bond initiative. She said Gockstetter has done amazing work in his short time at West Liberty Elementary School.

“Chris just came on board, and we are thrilled to have him as part of our West Liberty team,” Dietz said. “He was unanimously chosen by our staff as service personnel employee of the year for doing an exemplary job throughout our big construction projects. He was tasked with an additional amount of clean up and furniture moving when he came on board, and he’s never complained about any extra work thrown his way. He painted the majority of the school too, and our building looks amazing. He continues to make our school shine.”