May 2019 Cause for Applause

EVSC SEL Administrator Receives May Cause for Applause
Posted on 05/01/2019
EVSC Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Administrator Lori Schmidt is the May recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.

Schmidt, who also is retiring in May after 23 years of service, was nominated by two coworkers who talk about her devotion to students.

One coworker wrote that Lori and her staff always great students warmly with embraces and words of encouragement, setting them up for a successful day. “Their hearts are always in it and their energy is infectious to those around them.”

In addition to serving as SEL administrator, Lori taught special education for many years in the EVSC.

“As Lori approaches retirement, it is clear just how much she will be missed in the world of special education and neuroeducation as well,” wrote another coworker. “She is selfless in her work, and always puts students first. She will be missed immensely by all who work with her.”

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 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.