Staff Spotlight

Maintenance Director, 2022

Mr. Joseph Elizalde, Director of Maintenance

Warden School District would like to announce that the Maintenance & Transportation Department is being split into two separate departments, the Maintenance Department, and the Transportation Department beginning April first. The position of Transportation Director will soon be opened to applicants, but the position of Maintenance Director will be filled by none other than soon to be former Assistant Maintenance & Transportation Director, Joseph Elizalde.

For most people that know Joseph, they might say that it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. If you ask those that work with him, the consensus is that he’s a man that cares about family and his community, as well as the fact that you’ll feel the corners of your mouth creeping up with him always smiling like he does. If you ask students, they describe him as funny, determined, motivational, as well as “a great role model”.

However, for those that haven’t had the pleasure yet, you will be hard pressed to find someone who is more of a cougar at their core. The last few years has presented plenty of challenges and time and again Joseph has demonstrated himself to be competent and capable. Never being too busy for anyone, he has always been more than happy to jump in and help. From troubleshooting the temperature in a classroom to collaborating with others in the district to update the playground equipment at the elementary school, but he’s also done it all with a smile and a can-do attitude. Joseph has not only brought a broad skillset to Warden but the real thing he brings to Warden is the continued positive impact he has on the culture here in the district. Joseph sees challenges as opportunities and views others not as coworkers or parents of students but as friends, family, and fellow cougs.

I’m excited and honored to serve as the new Maintenance Director. Born and raised as a Warden Cougar, I know the facilities and families well. My passion for maintenance and service work will help further our campus operations and identify building needs.  Graduating from Northwest Lineman College has taught me hard work and values that I’ve carried and demonstrated at Skone Irrigation locally, Bird Electric in Lubbock, TX and Avista in Idaho. I have served the Warden School District for the last 5 years in the Maintenance Department. My focus will be to improve our buildings, campus, and sports fields for not only our kids but our community. 

I am proud to be a Wardenite. Go COUGS!