Schlesser receives the Good Shepherd Award

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
(Photo Contributed) Gehlen’s Mark Schlesser, director of maintenance and transportation, was recently named the recipient of the Good Shepherd Award from the Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools.

LE MARS — Gehlen Catholic’s Director of Maintenance & Transportation, Mark Schlesser, has been selected to receive the Good Shepherd Award from the Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools.

The award is eligible for any diocesan school employee who is admired, respected and held in high regard by fellow peers, students and parents. They routinely go above and beyond the call of duty promoting the school’s mission.

When asked about the award, Schlesser said, “I was very surprised and humbled when I was notified about the award. I am very thankful to be able to show up for work and do my job duties to my abilities and also to work with a lot of grateful people.”

Schlesser was nominated for the Good Shepherd Award by fellow colleagues.

One nominator described Schlesser as, “Selfless, hardworking and kind. He always treats his staff with respect and kindness and spends countless unnoticed hours at our school.”

Schlesser has served Gehlen Catholic for a total of 13 years and continues to demonstrate a true passion for his job and those he works with.

“He is always working hard to make sure Gehlen Catholic is a better place,” said the nominator.

The award will officially be presented at the Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools on Sept. 17.

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