Campus monitor joins Johnston

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Gretchen Lagerblade

Dannie walks around the parking lot checking cars for parking tags. He checks the lot in sections because of the size.

Allie Tubbs ‘19 was in the halls waiting for her next class to start when the new campus monitor started walking towards her. He started asking her why she was not in class or in the commons.  If students are in the halls when they are not supposed to be or letting someone in the doors then they are going to get stopped by Dannie Spann.

Spann is the new campus security monitor. His job is to make sure students are doing what they need to be doing, and where they are supposed to be. “I am more of a reminder for students to make sure they are where they need to be,” Spann said. “I’m like a reminder monitor.”

“My favorite part of the job is interacting with the students. I’m a people person even though I don’t look like it.””

— Dannie Spann

One of his responsibilities as campus monitor is to survey the parking lot. He goes out to make sure that people are parking where they need to be, making sure they have a parking pass, not in staff parking and that they are a student at Johnston. “We have had issues in the past with non students parking in our lots,” associate principal Jerry Stratton said. “It’s nice to have someone going around to make sure everyone is following the rules.”

Amanda Evans ’17 was coming back from lunch one day when Spann caught Michael Gedden ’17 attempting to let them in. He first had Evans walk to the front office before getting her name to make sure she was not skipping class. “He seems like a good guy,” Evans said. “He’s just doing his job.”

Many students have said that seeing Dannie for the first time was scary and that he looked mean. However, students like Tubbs and Evans have come to enjoy his presence. “My favorite part of the job is interacting with the students,” Dannie said, “I’m a people person even though I don’t look like it.”