Linda Carlisle, kindergarten assistant at Evans School, is the recipient of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s April Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
According to coworker Rachel Davidson, Carlisle goes above and beyond everyday, donating her time and energy to the school. For example, Carlisle created an afterschool group for girls at Evans called Girls of Grace. The goal of the group is to help the girls become outstanding young women. Through the program, Carlisle invites guest speakers, takes the girls to restaurants, shows them how to sew and much more. Carlisle also tirelessly works to get donations for the school and works with the school’s PTA, even volunteering to serve as PTA president.
“Her title of support staff is incredibly fitting because she is so supportive year round,” wrote Davidson in her nomination.
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.