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Riley Peterson

Position: School Nurse and Health Occupations Teacher
School: Charlevoix Middle High School
School District: Charlevoix Public Schools
City, State: Charlevoix, MI

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Riley Peterson was nominated by one of her colleagues.

"Riley is a very thoughtful person who uses a caring approach to working with her students, staff, and families," said the colleague. "She has led our efforts to support our school with COVID-19 safety since the pandemic began in March 2020." 

Ms. Peterson goes above and beyond to support students taking her health occupations CTE classes, and she puts in many hours before school, after school, evenings, and weekends. She frequently spends time supporting testing, meeting families at school, calling close contacts, and communicating with the health department and the administrative team.

Ms. Peterson is not only an effective teacher, but a supportive school nurse! Her calm demeanor, knowledge, compassion, and great communication skills help her to be successful in both roles within the district. She works well with the elementary school nurse and has built a strong working relationship with her to support students in both buildings.

"It is with great pride that I nominate Riley on behalf of our district," said the colleague.



Comments (1)


Kristine Burmeister Posted 30 days ago

I can't imagine our school without Riley. She is crucial for not only the COVID related items she deals with daily, but for any amount of positivity, creativity and support that is needed by any person at school. Her smile and understanding is evident the moment you meet her and continues through difficult and joyful times. We are privileged to have her with us!