2020 March Cause for Applause

Daniel Wertz Teacher Receives March Cause for Applause Award
Posted on 03/05/2020
March CfADaniel Wertz Elementary School Teacher Alexandria Craig is the March recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities. 

Craig was nominated by a fellow coworker at Daniel Wertz who talked about her compassion and love she shows for her students.

“Alex is a wonderful teacher with a huge heart,” wrote her nominator. “Her kids are everything to her.” 

As examples, her nominator writes that at the beginning of each school year, Craig asks family and friends to “adopt” one of her students, giving them a book and writing encouraging notes. She also teaches students their very own third grade pledge that talks about how much their teacher loves them and how unique and special they are. She also attends birthday parties, adoption celebrations and so much more. In addition to teaching, Craig also is the basketball coach and according to her nominator, coaching is something she puts her heart and soul into just like teaching. 

“If she knows you are having a bad day, she’ll get your favorite snack and drink and put it on your desk with a note saying how much she appreciates you,” wrote her nominator. “If anyone deserves recognition for loving their job and doing it extremely well, it’s Alex.”

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.