Memorial Middle School's Nurse is the Best!

The Association of School Nurses of Connecticut names Joanne Nytch School Nurse of the Year!


Memorial Middle School's nurse, Joanne Nytch, is Connecticut's School Nurse of the Year!

Although this is likely to come as no big surprise to the school’s staff and students, not to mention their grateful parents who are always quick to say how much they appreciate what good care Nytch takes of their children, Connecticut’s Association of School Nurses made it official on May 9, which is celebrated in Connecticut as School Nurse’s Day.

“The purpose of this award is to publicly recognize one exceptional school nurse each year, who functions as an expert school nurse,” states the Association of School Nurses. “This candidate would be a role model for school nurses, demonstrating outstanding professionalism, initiative, and leadership skills.”

The association receives nominees for this annual award from schools all over the state. To be eligible, the candidates must be licensed RNs who have worked full-time in a school setting for at least five years.

Nytch is the second school nurse from Middlefield to win the honor, Regional School District 13 School Superintendent Susan Viccaro noted when she made the announcement at last night’s Board of Education meeting.

Nytch was honored by the Connecticut Association of School Nurses yesterday but Board of Education members said they intend to do something special to recognize Nytch in Middlefield too. Stay tuned for more information about that.

Jennifer Schulten May 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM
She sure is! Joanne is a huge part of what makes Memorial the wonderful school that it is. Congratulations to her!
Jennifer Christenson May 10, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Congrats Mrs. Nytch! Joanne is the best school nurse because she takes a personal interest in every student and truly cares about each and every one of them! She's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet! :)
Julie Fox Annecchino May 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM
We don't know how you do it all! Well deserved! Congrats!
Just my opinion May 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Such a deserving person. Joanne is not only there for the teachers and students she is always willing to help parents. Gotta love Joanne.
Amy Poturnicki May 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I've often thought to myself what a wonderful, compassionate nurse Joanne is, she really goes the extra mile for everyone! Congratulations Joanne!
margaret neri May 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM
A long overdue honor! Congratulations Mrs. Nytch!!
nana of 5 May 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Marilyn Horn May 10, 2012 at 01:29 PM
A kind, caring, and competent nurse (and I also count myself lucky to call her a friend). Congratulations, Joanne!
Kathy Debrum May 10, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Congratulations Joanne! I count myself as one of the lucky ones that has had her looking over my children during their hours at school. She is one of the many reasons that Memorial School is the shining star of District 13.
pz May 10, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Fifteen years ago Joanne was there for my son and his asthma. She made the differance. Congratulations , so glad you are part of out town.
Vanessa Schaefer May 10, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Congratulations Joanne! So good to see you're recognized on a state level. Our Nurse Nytch does take a personal interest in each of her students and their needs. She is always happy to report any concerns to a parent with phone calls and follow up. Thank you so much for the excellent care and all the love you give to our children!
Lucy Petrella May 10, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Congratulations, Joanne!!!!! Thank you for all you do for our children. Lucy & Frank
sandi kalinowski May 10, 2012 at 06:55 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, from California. We started as nurses in District 13 together decades ago. You are a one in a million nurse, and most special person. Your caring and TLC has improved the lives of hundreds of students during your decades of service. I'm thrilled that ASNC recognized you. Blessings. sandi kalinowski, Pacific Grove, California
Noelia Bez Rodrguez May 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Muchas Felicidades a Joanne! Su compassion y dedication are two of her most wonderful qualities. I have the honor of having her in my life as mother in law. Always there for answering health question and more. Gracias!
Friendly neighbor May 17, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Certainly deserved!!! Joanne Nitch is a class act, and a super nurse! She is wonderful with the children, and so friendly. Congrats!!!!
Jaye LaMarche May 18, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Joanne and I have been friends for over 35 years. Our kids grew up together. I have always been amazed at how much time and effort she has always put into her job as a school nurse. She LOVES those kids!! Congrats from FL, Joanne!! Love ya, Jaye LaMarche :-)
Marion Milaniak May 20, 2012 at 02:39 PM
This award could not have been given to a more caring & deserving person! I have had the pleasure and honor of sharing a personal friendship with Joanne for almost 40 years. I have been present when previous students greeted her like "FAMILY". They still recall their school nurse's dedication. Congratulations! Marion Milaniak


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