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Maryann McConnell

Position: Retiring School Nurse
School: Highlands Elementary School
School District: Red Clay Consolidated School District
City, State: Wilmington, DE

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Maryann McConnell was nominated by her colleague, Equetta Jones.

Nurse McConnell goes above and beyond to ensure the best for her scholars on a daily basis. She has been the frontline of defense for her school during the entire COVID-19 pandemic. She works tirelessly to keep her school community safe. Nurse McConnell is truly a “Jane-of-all-trades” at Highlands Elementary School. She educates the staff on best practices and keeps them up to date with CDC guidance.

"She provides physical and emotional care for the entire community and is one of the bravest individuals I know," said Jones. "Her level of compassion is impeccable, and I can't imagine the building running fluidly without her!  She shows up daily and always goes above and beyond for all stakeholders. I appreciate that no matter how she is feeling, she always has a smile on her face, even under her mask. She's always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. I have heard that by working together, we achieve more, and it shows! There is never an i undotted or a t uncrossed because of her level of effectiveness!"