Michelle Hyatt helped daughter immensely in elementary school. A few days ago some memories came up for her about that time and it was at that point I realized how much Michelle helped her stay in school while navigating worries at home. It is the behind the scenes things she does that most people don't even realize. Thank you Michelle. It take a village. Really appreciate you!
Before the pandemic started in 2020 and school was delayed, Michelle made sure to remind parents to be up to date on vaccinations (middle school). I appreciated the foresight, rational and protective attitude of the school district and medical educators in this community.
Your commitment to your work is admirable and you do it so well; multitasking all the time and saving lives in ways we aren’t always aware of. Great work Michelle.
Michelle Hyatt saved our son's life. When my son Ryan was a high school freshman, age 14, he was running with his soccer team in a pre-season workout. Michelle was leaving work and saw Ryan fall. She rushed to give him medical aid and called for an ambulance. Ryan had suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm and was not breathing. If not for her quick actions, he would have died. Because of her quick response, he received medical help within seconds of collasping. Ryan recovered and graduated high school as a valedictorian. In June 2021, he graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a degree in mechanical engineering and is working as a mechanical engineer. Thank you Michelle. We could never repay you for the gift of our son's life.
Michelle Hyatt is one of the most dedicated people I know. She is always there for our students. She is pro-active to ensure health plans and arrangements are in place for students with special health care needs in a timely manner. She even works during breaks, as needed, to ensure students are able to fully participate in school when they return. She when above and beyond for me when I had a personal health emergency a couple of years ago. Michelle Hyatt is the BEST!! THANK YOU MICHELLE!
It is hard to summarize all the ways that Michelle makes a difference in the lives of the members of her community. She shows a tireless effort of commitment and compassion in her actions that she takes to make the Pullman school community the safest place for kids to learn and thrive. She is always available for fellow nurses to consult on situations and provides an organized health room plan of operation to follow. Through that organization she has provided optimal guidance to the district and greater community during calmer times, as well as lead the district health rooms through the surge of covid. She has been a voice that the community can trust. She is in every way a Life Changer and very deserving of this award!!
You are a hero! Thank you for your time and dedication for making our students safe and healthy. Thank you for the constant communication with staff so we are well-informed. Thank you for your positivity as we have navigated the craziness of the past year and a half. Thank you for your evident love for our kiddos. Thanks for making our district a better place. Thanks for being you!
Michelle, thank you for helping our district calmly navigate the Covid 19 Pandemic. We appreciate all that you have done to help keep our students, staff and community safe. Your work with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and other community partners ensured that staff and students had a vaccination clinic, making it simple and convenient for those who want the vaccine to get it. Thank you for your dedication to our community and its families!
Our community really can never thank you enough for all that you have done for our children over the years. You have an amazing way of helping others and jumping into action as needed. Thank you for ALL that you do!
Not only is Michelle a rock star for our school district, she has also been the person that other districts have contacted about Covid. She definitely has been a LifeChanger throughout all of Palouse, not just in Pullman. This nomination is well deserved! We are so lucky to have her in our community.
Congratulations Michelle! ~ You work so hard to keep staff, students, and families well-informed and cared for. Thank you for all you do for our district.
Thank you for all you have done for students and our community! You continue to inspire others by your dedication and stamina during this pandemic! We appreciate you! Congratulations on this well deserved award!
Thank you for working tirelessly for the students in our district! Years ago when we first discovered my son’s allergic reaction you were a tremendous help, and have continued to be!
I have so much confidence sending my kiddos to our schools knowing Michelle is responsible for all that she is and that she cares so deeply to do it well. Michelle is a get stuff done person and she does it with integrity, care and practicality. One of my children was diagnosed with a heart condition. It was devastating to our family and to our child's athletic dreams. In no time at all, Michelle had a plan, educated us. AEDs were installed, teachers and staff trained without us ever having to consider one aspect. My child and I quickly learned we could trust Michelle and that there would be compassionate, practical, respectful care if she were to experience an episode at school. This didn't simply impact our family. Her quick action created created access for others who may unexpectedly require care. She's so gifted at taking a case and acting to implement change at scale. In another instance, Michelle debriefed us parents in prep for 5th grade camp. Her approach to respecting students, their health needs as a whole person and treating them with dignity was reassuring. When covid arrived in our town and we were so uncertain, school health safety were at the bottom of my list of concerns. Per Bob's specific attestation to Michelle's contribution, we've been able to safely return our children to in person classes. We're so grateful for her and her fierce love.
Michelle is one of the hardest working people I know. Through the ever-changing times of COVID and schools, Michelle has supported our entire district and myself through enormous challenges. She works late, is up early, and often texts throughout the weekend if needed. She has worked tirelessly to support not only our schools and students, but parents, guardians, and district leadership. I look to her for guidance weekly. She has even supported parents in need who are new to our town to find testing locations, and support families along the way. She is an MVP, and I can't imagine having a different member on our team. Not only is she our local expert, but our one and only district nursing supervisor. She is invaluable. Michelle, you are a true HERO, and so deserving of this. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our students, children, and families.
Congrats on your nomination. You have been our hero both within the school district as well as our community prior to COVID and during COVID. You have gone above & beyond to help everyone navigate during these difficult times and your support is never ending...even working on Sat/Sun to help people out. You are truly amazing and I can't thank you enough for all you have done!! -Kim
You are amazing!
Your positive outlook and kind, competent caring has been helpful for so many years!
I have been lucky to get to know Michelle through the most unlucky of events; COVID. I have been continually amazed at the professionalism, care, and passion that Michelle has demonstrated through her work and for the students that she cares for. For Michelle, it isn't simply a job that needs doing, it is a calling to care for future generations and do all she can to ensure they succeed. When our community, like so many others, was shaken by the pandemic, Michelle went to work on behalf of her students, coworkers, and community, to find ways to protect our most vulnerable while providing for their needs. She is absolutely a lifechanger and couldn't be more deserving of this award.
Michelle, thank you for supporting our kids through a very difficult and extremely stressful time. You show kindness to all. As a parent I appreciate your calmness and your willingness to listen and educate gently and skillfully. We are a stronger, healthier and kinder community because of you!
So much of what you do is "behind the scenes" and it's just in recent years that the impact of what you do has been thrust into the forefront of all our minds. We've always known school nurses were important. You do much more than bandage scraped knees or check temperatures. You regularly coordinate care for potentially life-threatening conditions, including asthma, diabetes, allergies, and more to allow all students to remain safe and healthy while at school. You work to educate staff, parents, and the community about essential health topics. The past few years, you have gone above and beyond these duties to help create and coordinate an appropriate health-focused response to CoVid-19 to protect our students and staff and help us get back to school in person. Thank you for all you do, for your continued positive attitude, and for your willingness to share knowledge. It's appropriate you work in a school district. You have a teacher's heart.
A note of thanks for assisting us during the early days, weeks, months of the COVID-19 pandemic. You provided us with guidance, insights, and advice. For this I am most grateful for your service to the students, staff and teachers. Best, Jim
During this time, we seem to all be struggling together. It makes me extra appreciative to have you steering the ship. Thank you, Michelle for all you do for our kids and our community. Hero indeed.
I've known Michelle for almost 20 years - first and foremost as a friend, and in recent years as a colleague. Michelle is kind, caring, hardworking, patient, and knowledgeable! I've watched her over the years care deeply for the students, staff, and families in our district. I've seen her work weekends to better serve our community. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, her world was thrown into a tailspin - which she has handled with professionalism, confidence, and grace. Out of necessity and willingness to serve, she has become a beacon of hope, support, and knowledge for us all. I appreciate all that Michelle does for me personally during this trying time, and for us all. Thank you Michelle!
Michelle has been a voice of calm in the storm, handling whatever challenges crop up with the same tireless effort to serve our community of students and their families.
Michelle has always been an incredible support for all students, families, and staff here in the Pullman School District. Since the pandemic hit, she has worked tirelessly to keep our students and staff safe. We are grateful for her hard-work, dedication, and commitment during these challenging months. I am humbled to work alongside such a dedicated human and appreciate her continued commitment to serve our community. Thank you for the incalculable number of hours and unseen accomplishments you have dedicated to yourself and your service to.
Without you I don't know how we could have ever navigated any of this! Your calm throughout the storm has helped every single one of us. The inlux of information you are bombarded with daily is mind boggling yet you make time for all who ask for your help. Michelle, to say we appreciate you seems so inadequate, in comparison to the magnitude of the situation and gratitude you deserve for the incredible job you are doing. Thank you for your committment to the health of our students, families and district as a whole. You are a gem!
Congratulations on a much deserved nomination! Rooting for you to be the recipient! Thank you for all you are doing to make such a positive impact in our community!
Michelle, if our community knew how much you have done for our kids during this pandemic, you would never have to pay for another meal in Pullman again! We are beyond blessed to have someone so skilled, knowledgeable, dedicated, and level-headed to lead our charge to keep our kids safe and healthy through this pandemic. You are a superhero! I am so very thankful for you!