MOE HILLIS Class of ‘23
This week’s High 5 goes to legendary RMHS custodian Moe Hillis. 2023 is Moe’s 37th year of service to the Reading Public Schools. Moe is one of the rare individuals in the history of the Reading schools who can lay claim to working at every level of our system. His first assignment was at Coolidge Middle School.
From there, he went to Birch Meadow Elementary School, Parker Middle School, and then to his first assignment at RMHS as a night custodian. After a brief return to Parker, Moe became a day-shift custodian at RMHS in 2000, and he has taken care of both the old and new RMHS since that time. For the last twenty-three years, anyone who has spent a significant amount of time at RMHS has, no doubt, noticed how responsive Moe is to any request.
And they’ve probably also had their day brightened by Moe’s musical bird whistle or been impressed by how many students he greets by name. Moe is a part of many students’ memories of RMHS, as beyond performing his daily duties so reliably, he even made time to chaperone dances, encourage students in their endeavors, and be a dodgeball ref when students needed one! After his years of service to the United States Army and the Reading Public Schools, the grateful faculty and staff of RMHS wish Moe Hillis a retirement that is “just ducky.” Best of luck, Moe!