Passing the Cape: Ensuring the Memory of an IT Superhero Lives On


Last year, Connection was proud to recognize Patrick McGee from St. Johns School District as the Best Team Leader and our Ultimate IT Superhero at our annual IT Superhero Awards. Among his prizes, we gifted him with an official IT Superhero cape. He had shared his plan to pass the cape along to spotlight his co-workers, and we loved it! What better way to recognize other IT superheroes?

Patrick then had to relay some bittersweet news: the Technology Support Specialist they’d chosen as the first recipient, Wayne Kizewski, passed away before they could honor him with the cape. “It was a hard time for our group, but to keep his spirit alive in our department, we named the award after him,” Patrick told us. Each month, the cape, along with a certificate of recognition, will travel to a new IT Superhero in the district and will be proudly displayed in the front office of their school.

“The Wayne Kizewski IT Superhero Award is in honor of Wayne to showcase just a few attributes of what an amazing person he was. Wayne was caring, personable, dedicated, funny and hard working. This award is to showcase our Technology Support Specialists who also share some of these attributes and go above and beyond to support our students and staff across the district.”

Thank you for sharing your group’s plan for honoring your colleague, Patrick, and we’re proud to play a little part in ensuring his memory lives on.

Do you know an IT Superhero? Nominate them for our 2023 IT Superhero Awards.