Photo Provided: Bert Rodriguez with WCHS Co-Workers

Warsaw Community High School (WCHS) custodial staff and co-workers, along with WCS administrators gathered on Friday, January 27th to wish Bert Rodriguez well in his retirement after his 24 years of service.  

Bert has been a custodian since 1999, where he served Leesburg Elementary until 2009. He has been at WCHS ever since.  Jen Stafford, his supervisor, led the group in reminiscing about their favorite “Bertimus Maximus” memories and he shared a few stories as well. 

With the move to an outdoor graduation over the past several years, Bert earned the best chair stacker award for three years running.  He shared that he loves to organize and stack the chairs back into the trailer following graduation and he plans to come back this year to continue the tradition.

When asked about post-retirement plans, Bert shared, “I am looking forward to taking a year off and spending it playing basketball with my two grandkids (with one on the way).  I would also love to go to Hawaii if I get the chance.” 

Dr. David Hoffert, WCS Superintendent, added, “Warsaw Community Schools owes immense gratitude to Bert for his many years of service.  Bert served our schools and students faithfully during his career.  His work behind the scenes ensured our schools were ready to go for students everyday.  Bert, well done and thank you.” 

Although today is his last official last day at WCS, Bert noted that he considers his co-workers as part of the family and he hopes to stay in touch. 

Happy Retirement Bert!