Kalamazoo RESA’s new human resources leader is being lauded as a top-notch collaborator.
Tom Zahrt, shown on right in photo, former human resources director of Portage Public Schools, received the first Award for Collaborative Excellence from MiCase. (MiCase is the acronym for Michigan Collaborative Administrative Solutions for Education.)
Linda Normann, MiCase developer, nominated Tom for the award and, in doing so, said, “Tom is a manager who brings out the best in his staff in a fun and productive way.”
She said that Tom has great ideas, encourages staff members to come up with ideas of their own and gets everyone involved and excited about trying new programs.
Tom’s collaborative approach is exactly what MiCase wants to recognize, since its services and products allow districts to further their educational mission, maximize resources, strengthen programs and thrive in a competitive world.
The award pays tribute to individuals who generously share their time and talents in ways that benefit all members of the consortium. Tom will be honored for his special achievement at the Feb. 9 meeting of Kalamazoo RESA Board of Education.
Kalamazoo RESA director of technology services and executive director of MiCase Don Dailey, on left, and Bo Snyder, president of the Portage Public Schools Board of Education, center.