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Fort Bend ISD Announces Elementary, Secondary and Special Education Nurses of the Year

(FORT BEND ISD) - Fort Bend ISD’s Social and Emotional Learning Department announced the district’s elementary, secondary and special education nurses of the year Wednesday on National School Nurse Day.

James Reese Career and Technical Center Nurse Natalie Bostic BSN, RN was named Secondary Nurse of the Year, while Lantern Lane Elementary School Nurse Noby Kandarapally BSN, RN was named Elementary Nurse of the Year; and Palmer Elementary School Nurse Michelle Kendrick MSN, RN was named Special Education Nurse of the Year.

Winners were nominated by their peers. Each nominee had to submit an essay showing how they exemplify the scope and standards of school nursing practices and incorporate the five pillars of the 21st Century School Nursing Practice set by the National School Nurse Association. The essays were graded by the district’s university partners, Texas Woman’s University and the University of Houston.

National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses and to celebrate all they do to support the health and learning of students.

National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week, which is May 6 through May 12 each year. It gained wider recognition during the pandemic when school nurses took on additional responsibilities to keep students and staff safe.


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