March Cause for Applause Award Goes to Vogel Teacher



Lorie Mansker, sixth grade English/language arts teacher at Vogel Elementary School, is the March winner of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Cause for Applause award. The award is given monthly to an EVSC employee who goes above and beyond his/her normal job responsibilities.


In her classes, Mansker has been a leader in implementing the Achieve 3000 Literacy program in her classes to help her students develop reading and writing skills.


“She has done an outstanding job implementing Achieve 3000 in her classroom,” said Vogel Principal Audra Offutt in her nomination letter. “Our students are being recognized across the state for their usage and because of the results we are seeing. Her leadership and initiative with this program have been amazing.”


Mansker also has been instrumental in sharing what she has learned and done in her classroom with others in the district and across the state. She has presented at the Indiana Association of School Principals Conference and within the EVSC, and has welcomed numerous educators into her classroom to observe.


Anyone can nominate an employee of the EVSC for the award. Deadline for nominations is the third Friday of each month. Go to for the nomination form. Paper forms are available at the schools f