Betty Hawkins, a custodian at Harrison High School, has been selected at the January winner of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and
beyond their normal job responsibilities.
Hawkins goes above and beyond her duties as a custodian every day, says Darby Lindauer-Hurley, one of two people who nominated Hawkins for the award. Lindauer-Hurley writes that Hawkins takes a sincere interest in students and their safety. She makes sure they are safe while waiting for rides afterschool, that they have enough lunch money and many other small things that really add up.
“Betty loves her work here at Harrison,” wrote Elizabeth Wells, Harrison principal, in her nomination letter. “She demonstrates it with her care for teachers, students and staff members.” Wells goes on to say that her “dedication and commitment to her job and the people she cares for make Betty a role model for all of us.”
Last October, Hawkins celebrated 30 years with the EVSC.
Anyone can nominate an employee of the EVSC for the award. Deadline for nominations is the third Friday of each month. Go to http://www.evscschools.com/community/nominate-evsc-employees-exemplary-work for the nomination form. Paper forms are available at the schools for those without access to the Internet.