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‘Top Staff Member of the Year’ goes to Sebrena Barrow at Mill Creek

MADISON – Her co-workers at Mill Creek Elementary School have honored Sebrena Barrow with the title of 2021 “Staff Member of the Year.”

“I started working for Madison City Schools in November of 2012. Mill Creek is the only school in Madison that I have worked at,” Barrow said. Previously, she worked for Cobb County Schools in Marietta, Ga. as a custodian.

“My job requirements are to keep the school clean and to sanitize in the building on a daily basis,” Barrow said.

During summer, Barrow has one job that makes her feel proud when she finishes it. “When school lets out, we strip and wax floors. They come out nice and clean and shiny,” she said.

A native of New Orleans, La., Barrow graduated from John McDonald High School.

Sebrena’s husband, Charles Barrow, owns a used car lot in Huntsville. The Barrows have three children: Chuntai Barrow, who recently graduated from college; Michael Barrow, an eighth-grader at Liberty Middle School; and Charles Barrow, who is in seventh grade at Liberty.

At home in her spare time, Sebrena makes her friends happy with the chocolate-covered treats that she prepares for birthday parties.

Madison Board of Education approved the “Teacher of the Year” and “Staff Member of the Year” awards to recognize teachers and support personnel. In addition, Central Office and the Transportation Department selected a “Staff Member of the Year.”

On all campuses of Madison City Schools, co-workers select “Staff Member of the Year” and “Teacher of the Year” recipients for exemplary performance. The honorees received a $500 check from an entourage of staff members from Central Office.

Dr. Ed Nichols, Superintendent of Madison City Schools, attended each check presentation. Other personnel at the visits were Assistant Superintendent Eric Terrell, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Heather Donaldson, Chief Operating Officer John Jones, Secondary Instruction Coordinator Sharon Powell and Elementary Instruction Coordinator Melissa Mims. Principals and assistant principals at each school also participated.

Winners of the awards are kept secret until the Central Office staff visit each campus or department.

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