Position: School Nurse
School: H.O. Brittingham Elementary School
School District: Cape Henlopen School District
City, State: Milton, DE
Music that Describes Celeste
Celeste Babiarz was nominated by her assistant principal, Equetta Jones.
"Nurse B is an example of bravery and endurance. She dedicates countless hours to ensure that our scholars are happy, healthy, and safe," explains Jones. "Her professionalism, fortitude, and readiness to do her job is revealed over and over again. During this pandemic, there have been many ups and downs, yet she has stayed the course and endured through a world of constant change."
School nurses are so often forgotten heroes. Nurse B can tell by simply looking at a child or staff member if they are getting sick and need to go back home (“sorry, but bye”). She can also tell when a scholar is trying to fake being sick to get out of class (“I think we can handle this here”). She coordinates with parents and the school to make sure sick students get what they need to get better and back in the classroom (“just checking in…”). Nurse B fixes minor injuries that happen to students (bumps, scrapes, and boo boos) so teachers can tend to the rest of their class (“Let’s wash it off and make it better”).
"Most importantly, she looks out for our scholars and puts their best interests first," said Jones. "Whether she's intervening if she suspects something is happening at home, or just listening when a child needs someone to talk to, Nurse B is there. Saying thank you is great, but will never repay her for the time and dedication that she puts forth daily! Let’s hear it for our HOB nurse!"