Academy for Innovative Studies Family and Community Coordinator Cynthia Bennett is the December recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
Bennett was nominated by two coworkers at the Academy for Innovative Studies where she has worked the past eight years.
“As a 45-year EVSC employee, I know the professionalism and caliber expected of all employees. Without a doubt, Ms. Cynthia Bennett is the epitome of all the aspects EVSC – a highly progressive school system – holds dear,” wrote one of her nominators. “Dedicating long hours and endless counseling sessions to each and every student at school or in the community, her responsibilities and obligations are endless.”
Another nominator wrote about her commitment to her students and families. “She goes over and above to welcome families – staying late in order to meet a family’s needs and to make it convenient for families when enrolling students. She makes house visits outside of work hours and goes out to eat with families and students, again outside of work hours, simply because she cares and genuinely wants to help them be successful both in and outside of school. She is so talented at building relationships and making everyone that she comes in contact with feel important, cared for and loved.”
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.