Position: School Nurse
School: The Lucille Umbarger School
School District: Burlington-Edison School District
City, State: Burlington, WA
Music that Describes Robyn
Robyn Nylander was nominated by her principal, Kevin Johnson.
"I am so happy to nominate our school nurse, Robyn Nylander, as a LifeChanger of the Year. She is the hero of our school's story," explains Johnson. "In a time when we celebrate first responders across the country for all that they have done to support people in their most fragile and vulnerable state of life, we often forget that many schools across the country have first responders in the form of their school nurse. The integrity and care that Robyn brings to work on a daily basis is inspiring to me in ways that I'm not sure that I fully recognize yet."
Ms. Nylander treats every student in the school as if they were her own, regardless of the reason for their health room visit. The health and safety of the students comes first, second, and third for her. She carries the weight of this pandemic and its impact on her community, but she still shows up every day with a smile and love for the next person she interacts with.
"We all know how overwhelmed she is, but there is no chance she will ever let you know. She is a steadfast district leader in community health, and we are better/healthier because of her effort and actions," said Johnson.