They mow lawns, fix faucets, spray for bugs and paint walls. And that doesn’t even begin to describe the all the responsibilities of Duncanville ISD Maintenance Department’s nearly 200 employees.
Moore started work at Duncanville ISD in 1992 as a plumber eventually working his way to maintenance coordinator, assistant director of maintenance and finally, to director. He says one of the more memorable emergency repairs he and his staff had to perform followed the indoor sprinkler system going off on a Sunday at Duncanville High School sending water spewing all over the building.
Moore’s advice to his successor when he leaves his post on January 29, 2016, fittingly, is the best way to respond to such snafus. “Don’t overreact,” Moore said. “Stay calm, listen to people who are talking because they can help a lot.”
It’s the people of Duncanville ISD Moore says he’ll miss the most. He has plans to stay active in his retirement. He and his wife plan to travel, and perhaps it’s the maintenance man in him, he wants to catch up on the “honey-do” list.