District 6 Classified Employee of the Year honored

Posted by CASEY PEARSON on 3/26/2019

Classified At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 25, Matt Halsey, who works as the campus monitor at Franklin Middle School, was named the 2019 Classified Employee of the Year by the District 6 Classified Council.

He started his career with District 6 in October 2015.  He was born and raised in Greeley and is a product of District 6 schools.  Matt attended Scott Elementary School Brentwood Middle School and graduated from Greeley West High School in 2006.

Matt has taken on many responsibilities at Franklin, including campus security, coaching, working with special education students, helping with after-school sports, having many conversations with students and lunch duty. Matt especially enjoys working with the students and says that is his favorite part of the job.

In his free time Matt enjoys playing basketball, refereeing high school basketball and being a youth baseball umpire. Matt's greatest passion is his 3-year-old son, Tate.

Liz Doolittle, a sixth grade English teacher at Franklin, and one of Matt's nominators had this to say about Matt, "Matt is arguably the most valuable non-instructional employee at Franklin, and without a doubt the most reliable. He is the most kind, humble and affirming person I have met here at Franklin and it is so comforting to me as a new teacher to know that there is someone who will always be there for me and our students. Matt is the very definition of an outstanding classified employee."

Matt received an award from the Classified Council and was honored by the Board of Education. The Classified Employee of the Year is selected by a committee comprised of members of the Classified Council.