Employee of the Month

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tim Knobloch was recognized as the School District Employee of the Month by the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. Tim serves as a HVAC Technician for the West Orange Cove CISD. Daily, Tim ensures that our staff and students have a comfortable environment in which to learn.  The month of March was no exception, even though he experienced tremendous personal tragedy.  Tim and his wife Katie, a teacher at North ELC, were recently displaced from their home due to rising flood water.  Approximately, 3’ of water swept into their house during the recent natural disaster.  But, throughout the entire ordeal, Tim never wavered.  His attitude remained positive and his work ethic strong. It would have been easy and perfectly justified for Tim to take time off to prepare for the flood and protect his home and personal belongings.  But, he continued to work, as much as possible, only taking off a half day here and there when absolutely necessary.  Not only did he put our staff’s and student’s well being before his own, but he even worked over time at North ELC to help the WO-C Maintenance Department restore the facility to normalcy after it flooded.  No doubt, there are more than a few teachers and 3 and 4 year olds at North who are thankful for Tim’s efforts, generosity, and selflessness.