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Staff Member of the Month for December
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Friday, December 15, 2017
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Mr. Joe Traina

Congratulations to Mr. Joe Traina, December Staff Member of the Month at Wellsville Junior/Senior High School.  Mr. Traina has dedicated his heart and life to servicing Wellsville Schools for twenty-eight years.  He began his career at Wellsville as the Garfield Elementary/ Stadium custodian.  He then became the District Maintenance/Electrician person and held that position for 8 years; then he became the Buildings and Ground Supervisor, a position he has held for 19 years.  He is the man that everyone calls (24  hours a day) when there is a problem at the school – everyone says “Call Joe, he’ll know what to do”.   It is not a surprise to see Mr. Traina working in the evenings or on the weekends or even at 3 in the morning if the alarms happen to go off.

Mr. Traina graduated from Wellsville High School in 1980 and then attended The Ohio State University from 1980 – 1983, majoring in Engineering.  Upon graduation, Mr. Traina enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in South Carolina for 2 years and in England for 2 years.  Fortunately for Wellsville Schools, Mr. Traina chose to return to Wellsville with his wife, Lori, and raise their three children, Allison, John and Marie.  He is now the proud grandfather of four grandchildren – Jonathan, Brooklyn, Ellie and Audrey.

Outside of the school, Mr. Traina is very involved in the community.  He is President of The Sons of Italy Organization #657 and is in charge of the Fish Frys on Friday nights.  He and his wife, Lori, have their own catering service.  Joe is the captain of the Team Traina Bocce team.

We appreciate all that Mr. Traina does for the schools whether it’s fixing the boilers, maintaining the playgrounds, repairing leaky roofs, setting up for graduation or plowing the parking lots to name a few of the many varied jobs he faces each day.  We are fortunate to have Joe Traina as part of our staff.  Congratulations and thank you for everything that you do for the students and staff of Wellsville Junior/Senior High School.

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