Muhlenberg custodian named winner of KASA’s Fred Award


Angela Shoemaker, a custodian at Muhlenberg South Middle School (Muhlenberg County), is the winner of the 2019 Fred Award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).

Inspired by Fred Shea, the subject of Mark Sanborn’s bestseller, “The Fred Factor,” the award honors critical non-administrative staff members who often aren’t recognized. It recognizes an individual who exudes a Fred-like spirit of service, innovation and commitment to others, positively influencing and impacting the lives of those in the school community. Shoemaker was recognized in July at KASA’s Annual Leadership Institute.

“Miss Angela is changing the world starting right here in Muhlenberg County,” Muhlenberg South Middle School Principal Brian Lile said. “She is widely known for making a positive difference in the lives of children, not only in her building but also throughout the county.”

Shoemaker serves as the morning greeter for the school, making sure she arrives early to attend to her custodial duties before the students arrive.

“She gives out hugs and smiles and love in enormous portions daily,” Head Custodian Lori Wilson said. “The students are so happy to see her and enjoy the time they spend with her.”