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Improve with purpose: Brian Wood

Improve with purpose: Brian Wood

Brian Wood holds the keys to the kingdom – the district kingdom, that is. As MPUSD’s “key master” (also known as locksmith) for the past four years he is responsible for diagnosing lock malfunctions, replacing door closures, making keys and so much more. The so much more includes lending a hand to the district’s carpenters to install windows and doors. Prior to coming to MPUSD, he worked as a lock smith for a small company in Aptos, but as a new father he decided it was time to look for something more stable to raise his growing family.

Brian sees the bigger picture of his job and says proudly, “I serve a larger role. It’s not just about locks, it’s about improving the security of the classrooms for the kids.” In fact, he resonates with the MPUSD value improve with purpose because “in my line of work all the locks are so old that instead of trying to pull parts from broken locks to make one working part it’s better to replace or fix it with new parts … especially when it comes to the security of classrooms.” His worst nightmare is in the event of a lock down a lock malfunctions. “I like to make sure that everyone is locked up,” he quips!

One of the best parts of Brian’s day is interacting with the staff. “I just want to make sure I do the best job and keep people happy. I want people to feel like I am on their side and together we can get things accomplished.”

Students and staff at MPUSD can rest easy knowing Brian Wood has their safety as a top priority locking up the district kingdom each day!