Academy for Innovative Studies Diamond Middle School Principal Hannah Kirkman is the May recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
According to co-worker, Carrie French, Kirkman “works countless hours to provide the best learning environment for her students and an amazing workplace for her team.” According to French, Kirkman pushes her staff and students to grow daily while being understanding and supportive. She goes on to say that she always has a smile on her face and is a wonderful role model for students and even staff.
Another co-worker also said that Kirkman recognizes every student birthday in some way and gives special gift certificates to families in need.
“Our school is definitely a better place because of her wise and strong leadership,” wrote Doug DeWig, EVSC police officer, on his nomination letter.
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.