Brooke Wheeler, art teacher at Bosse High School, is the recipient of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s May Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
A parent of a current Bosse High School student nominated Wheeler for the award and said that Wheeler has taken her daughter “under her wing as a mentor to help her grow as an artist and a young lady.” The parent cites the coaching and support from Wheeler as the reason her daughter was accepted to the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, a prestigious art and design school. “She takes the time to listen to every single student and cares for each and every one,” she wrote.
Bosse Principal Sheila Huff agrees that Wheeler is more than deserving of the award. “She is the most gifted artist I have had the pleasure of knowing and she challenges students on how to use their talent as an artist. She gives her students opportunities that most wouldn’t be able to.”
Anyone can nominate an employee of the EVSC for the award. Deadline for nominations is the third Friday of each month. To nominate an EVSC employee, go to www.evscschools.com and click on About Us and see Cause for Applause under Community. Paper forms are available at the schools for those without access to the Internet.