Harrison High School teacher Mandy Hird is the February recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
Hird was nominated by three coworkers at Harrison for the amazing and selfless work she does every day at Harrison.
According to her nominators, Hird continually goes and above and beyond for her students and her support for them never waivers. They tell the story about how Hird supported a recent graduate and was instrumental in helping her attend college in Illinois, even taking her there on multiple occasions to help her enroll, fill out paperwork and scholarship applications, and much more. In addition, Hird also purchased a laptop and other school supplies to ensure the student would be successful in college.
“Mandy is an exceptional teacher inside and outside of the classroom,” wrote one of her nominators. “If there is a relationship builder in the school, she is among the best.”
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.