Charlene Lebron was nominated by one of her colleagues.
"Nurse Lebron joined our school this year, and she has already proven herself as a phenomenal addition to our team," explains her colleague. "In the middle of a pandemic, it's an extremely challenging time to be a nurse, especially in a school. Charlene goes above and beyond every single day!"
Ms. Lebron sees students with a myriad of illnesses and injuries, always treating them with love, care, and respect. In addition to her normal, daily visits to her office, she is also juggling the challenges that come along with COVID. She has spent many long hours at school conducting contact tracing, calling families, and giving COVID tests so students can return to school sooner. Even though this is hard, she never lets it show to students and families.
Ms. Lebron is supportive of her colleagues, too. She communicates quickly with them regarding their students and what's going on with them. She ensures that information is disseminated to everyone who needs to know, and she supports her colleagues and their medical concerns with students. Ms. Lebron even performs COVID tests on staff who want the extra reassurance that they are keeping their students and community safe.
"We appreciate her so much and can't imagine our school without her," said her nominator.