Safe and healthy play would not be the same at the Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan without Greg McElroy. This is Greg’s sixth year as a custodian at the Chittick. Greg works every day to create a safe and welcoming environment at the Chittick for every student.
In the morning before school, you will find Greg in the recess yard making sure it is clean and organized and disposing of anything that might be harmful. Greg works hard to maintain the Chittick, both inside and outside, to create an environment where students, faculty, and parents feel welcome and comfortable.
But Greg’s contributions at the Chittick go far beyond his job description. Every day Greg takes time to engage with students and create a positive atmosphere at school. Greg takes pride in the accomplishments of students and does whatever he can to make them feel appreciated.
We aren’t the only ones who have noticed Greg’s contributions to the Chittick. Students at the Chittick have only positive things to say about their school custodian:
“Greg inspires me to learn everyday because whenever I am sad, I can count on Greg to make me smile.”
—Yerrika, 5th grade Junior Coach
“Everytime I walk passed Greg, he puts a smile on my face because he always takes the time out of his day to talk with us students.”
—Tatyana, 5th grade student
“Greg is always giving high fives and making students feel welcome. What would we do without him?”
—Jovany, 4th grade Junior Coach
Greg McElroy is an incredible role model who gives so much to the students and to the community at the Chittick. We are grateful for rock star school staff members like Greg whose hard work make Playworks programming possible.