Health Assistant of 2018-2019

Colleen Keat, L.P.N., Gifford Middle School


Colleen is truly an asset to Gifford Middle School, the Indian River School District and School Health. The moment I met this nurse I knew she could be placed in practically any situation and handle it well, I had faith in her abilities from the moment I met her.She works closely with students and families to link them to community resources. She sees the whole child, not just an abrasion on a knee. She takes pride in her work and can be relied on to give all she has to give. She truly takes pride in her screenings and does a wonderful job organizing ahead of time. She is a great multi-tasker. She is a well-respected and valued member of her school. Colleen has a big heart for her students and the lives she touches.

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Health Assistant of 2017-2018

Elisa Maxted,  health assistant, Citrus Elementary


Elisa Maxted, the health assistant at Citrus Elementary was awarded the Health Assistant of the Year Award. Elisa has been recognized in past years for having one of the best run screenings and for her overall outstanding performance. She continues to excel in these areas. All aspects of the health room are extremely organized and managed. She makes great suggestions for improving our current processes and shares them with the school health team. Elisa is very competent in her skills and knows how to utilize her resources. She works well with her school nurse and her administrative team. She is very efficient, detailed oriented, and is an excellent time manager. Elisa is truly an asset to Citrus Elementary and the School District of Indian River County.

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