By Nick Sestanovich
Daryl “DJ” Stilwell is more than just a custodian at Callison Elementary School. He is an integral part of the school who staff, students and parents know by name. He arrives early and leaves late to do the many tasks of his job, including power washing the concrete, blowing leaves, replacing items, providing emergency cleanup, helping students during emergencies or assisting with events like the annual 6th Grade Egg Drop.
“His position is almost as important, if not as important, as the principal or leadership role because the staff and the students feed off his energy,” Callison Principal Jessica Reed said.
It was this kind of dedication that led Reed to nominate Stilwell as Solano County’s Classified School Employee of the Year. The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) took up Reed’s suggestion and bestowed Stilwell with the honor.