Two Caze Elementary School teachers – Brian Nelson and Kara Zimmer – were named the EVSC’s Cause for Applause recipients for December. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
Both teachers were nominated by Tri State Community Clinics for their work with the Caze Running Club. For the past two years, both Nelson and Zimmer have led the club. Throughout the week, students have the opportunity to run up to four times a week, running in the surrounding neighborhood or doing interval training on the school playground. According to Caze Principal Jared Turney, students train the first semester for the YMCA kids half marathon and in the second semester they begin cross training to compete in the YMCA kids triathlon. “Our students begin to gain a love of the sport and some even come back to train with our group as students at McGary,” Turney said.
Most recently, Zimmer and Nelson worked to ensure the Caze running club was able to participate in the EVSC 5K, allowing them another opportunity in which to compete.
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.