Position: Head School Nurse
School: Williston Schools
School District: Champlain Valley School District
City, State: Williston, VT
Music that Describes Maria
Maria Kapetanovic was nominated by her principal, Angela Filion.
Ms. Kapetanovic is a rockstar! She has been working tirelessly day and night to support children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is having to work closely with the Department of Health to follow positive cases that have reached her school system, and she monitors the timeline and next steps that need to occur. Ms. Kapetanovic has written numerous responses to the many questions that are emailed to her daily about individual circumstances and worries. She is very knowledgeable about the guidelines, and she handles these high-stress cases with ease and grace. You never see her crack under pressure, and her calm disposition helps keeps many minds at ease. In addition to what she has going on in her professional role, she also has two children to tend to, including one who is only a year old.
"Her tireless efforts to keep us all safe should not go unrecognized," said Filion. "This is why I believe that Maria deserves to be recognized as a LifeChanger. She is literally keeping us alive and well, each and every day!"