As usual, WSL's Facilities Manager Paul Menz has been busy this summer with a list of projects as long as his arm. We caught up with Mr. Menz recently, which isn't easy as he is always in motion getting things done.
WSL: Mr. Menz, do you ever sit still?
PM: Not in the summer, that's for sure. Except for the one week I spend up in Maine.
WSL: What have you been working on while the rest of us have been at the beach?
PM: We've been in every classroom, every hallway, and all over the grounds. The Adams building is over 100 years old, so we work hard to keep it in good shape. This summer the biggest project was probably replacing the original slate blackboards.
WSL: You've been at the Waldorf School of Lexington since 1998...what's the best part of the job?
PM: The variety. It's not a 9 to 5 job where you do the same thing every day. There's always a new challenge, which keeps it interesting.
When you see Mr. Menz, please thank him for taking such great care of our historic school buildings and grounds!
Other improvements include a new electrical panel in the auditorium, new radiator covers where needed, additional wall padding in the gym, and a new ceiling and upgraded lighting in the sixth grade classroom. Plus all the usual repairs, painting, and floor refinishing that make the school shine.