2018 Grand Marshal
Updated: April 26, 2018.
With the 2018 Sheridan Celebrates theme, Sheridan Celebrates Trikes, Trains & Automobiles, the organizing committee was focused on selecting a Grand Marshal that would represent community transportation. There is no better candidate for this honor than Brenda Sandoval. Brenda grew up in Sheridan and graduated with the first class out of the new Sheridan High School in 1973. After high school, Brenda lived in Sheridan until 1978, working at Cinderella City Mall. Then she got married and stayed at home raising four children. Much of her family remains in Sheridan with many of her nieces and nephews attending Sheridan Schools.
After her kids grew up a bit, Brenda landed several jobs in office environments, giving her terrific experience for her current position with the Sheridan Schools Transportation and Maintenance Department. She started her Sheridan Schools employment in October 1998 as secretarial support for two departments, transportation and business. These two part-time positions provided Brenda with almost full-time employment. The success and growth of Sheridan Schools made it clear that more help was needed in both departments. Brenda chose Transportation and Maintenance. She has been the backbone of this department for many years doing everything from driving special education students to scheduling custodial operations.
The construction of the new Fort Logan Northgate School resulted
in more changes to Brendas position. The Director of Facilities,
Cyndi Wright, had an increased workload interfacing with the contractors
for the new school construction. Brendas well-honed skills
and can-do attitude were needed. She was promoted
to Administrative Assistant to the Director of Facilities.
Brenda was amazed to be named the 2018 Grand Marshal of the
Sheridan Celebrates Trikes, Trains & Automobiles Parade that
will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29. I was surprised when
asked to serve as the Grand Marshal. I do my job the best that
I can and I am honored that this was recognized. Brenda
shared that she
has participated in the Grand Parade on three separate occasions. Fulfilling her dedication to Sheridan Schools, I stepped in at the last minute to drive students when no other vehicles could be found. When Brenda reflected on her many years living and working in the Sheridan community, she commented, Sheridan
has become more diverse with so many more people. Theres also much more traffic than when I was a kid. But the Citys investment in the street repairs is really making a difference.
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