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CCSD Honors School Nurses with New Awards

Posted On: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

CCSD School Nurse Appreciation 2021

The Cherokee County School District celebrated National School Nurse Appreciation Day with the presentation of its inaugural Nurse of the Year Awards!

The top school nurse selected for each Innovation Zone (a high school and its feeder schools) was surprised with award presentations on Tuesday and today.  They now advance to a CCSD Nurse of the Year Award program, with the winner to be selected by a panel of nursing professionals and retired educators and announced at a new professional development event for school nurses this summer.  

The winners are: for the Cherokee Zone, Charlene Dalfonso of Liberty ES; Creekview Zone, Susan Grant of Macedonia ES; Etowah Zone, Nadia Jones of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy; River Ridge Zone, Annette Fountain of Little River ES; Sequoyah Zone, Erin Krantz of Sequoyah HS; Woodstock Zone, Amy Hagan of Carmel ES.

The presentations today of gift cards and honor banners to the Zone winners and the overall prize to be presented to the CCSD winner are sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a CCSD Partner.  Children’s also will be sponsoring the summer professional development.

“We would not have been able to successfully offer our students in-person school this school year without the incredible dedication and care shown by our school nurses,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “Their expertise has been critical in our response to COVID.  They have done double-duty this year, as while they took on new responsibilities including contact tracing and providing our school communities with accurate COVID information, they also continued to provide professional healthcare services to our schools every day.  I appreciate every school nurse and all that they have done this year to keep our schools open for our students.”

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CHEROKEE ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Liberty ES Principal Doug Knott, Cherokee Zone Nurse of the Year Charlene Dalfonso of Liberty ES; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Sherrie Smith.

CHEROKEE ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Liberty ES Principal Doug Knott, Cherokee Zone Nurse of the Year Charlene Dalfonso of Liberty ES; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Sherrie Smith.

CREEKVIEW ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Macedonia ES Principal Dr. Carolyn Daugherty; Creekview Zone Nurse of the Year Susan Grant of Macedonia ES; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Jaime Stowe.

CREEKVIEW ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Macedonia ES Principal Dr. Carolyn Daugherty; Creekview Zone Nurse of the Year Susan Grant of Macedonia ES; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Jaime Stowe.

ETOWAH ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy Principal Penny Valle; Etowah Zone Nurse of the Year Nadia Jones of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Jami Stefano.

ETOWAH ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy Principal Penny Valle; Etowah Zone Nurse of the Year Nadia Jones of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Jami Stefano.

RIVER RIDGE ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Little River ES Principal Matt Freedman; River Ridge Zone Nurse of the Year Annette Fountain of Little River ES; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Sherrie Smith.

RIVER RIDGE ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Little River ES Principal Matt Freedman; River Ridge Zone Nurse of the Year Annette Fountain of Little River ES; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Sherrie Smith.

SEQUOYAH ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Sequoyah HS Principal Robert Van Alstyne; Sequoyah Zone Nurse of the Year Erin Krantz of Sequoyah HS; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Jaime Stowe.

SEQUOYAH ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Sequoyah HS Principal Robert Van Alstyne; Sequoyah Zone Nurse of the Year Erin Krantz of Sequoyah HS; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Jaime Stowe.

WOODSTOCK ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Carmel ES Principal Kim Hagood; Woodstock Zone Nurse of the Year Amy Hagan of Carmel ES; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Jami Stefano.

WOODSTOCK ZONE: From left to right, Janet Read, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta community development officer; Carmel ES Principal Kim Hagood; Woodstock Zone Nurse of the Year Amy Hagan of Carmel ES; CCSD Student Services Administrator Dr. Ben Lester; and CCSD Lead Nurse Jami Stefano.





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