Helfrich Park STEM Academy Teacher Chris Combs is the October recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
Combs was nominated by a parent of a new sixth grade student who was nervous about the transition to middle school. Over the summer, the parent had shared her concerns with Combs who took it upon himself to help ease the transition.
“Mr. Combs contacted me right before the beginning of the school year and offered to give my son a personal one-on-one tour of Helfrich Park, walk his schedule and answer any questions we may have while the building was still quiet,” wrote his nominator. The nominator goes on to say that Combs also has stayed after school to help her son with school work.
“I am blown away that someone would take time out of their personal schedule to help my son and our family. Mr. Combs’ selflessness, helpfulness and understanding speaks volumes to his character and what a great asset he is to not only Helfrich Park, but to the EVSC as a whole.”
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.