Ashlee Thevenot was nominated by Abbee Thevenot, one of her family members.
Ashlee has many titles - nurse is just one of the most inspiring titles she holds. She has had over 10 years of experience as a nurse. Not only is she an exceptional school nurse at Bonnabel High School, but she works for Ochsner Medical Center as an endoscopy PRN. She is a single mother to a beautiful 8-year-old boy, Room Mother for his school, and a volunteer coach for whatever sport is needed at the time. Before her current job at Bonnabel High School, she worked as a school nurse at L. W. Higgins High School. Her ability to juggle so many different roles and exceed all expectations is inspiring to everyone, from family members to those who are blessed to work side-by-side with her every day.
According to her coworkers and previous bosses, Ashlee can be described as supportive, helpful, and kind. This is shown to be true when students and parents request her specifically. For example, during the beginning of the pandemic, Ashlee took on the role of lead nurse, handling all COVID-related issues with students at her previous job. Her ability to provide comfort to others during a time when she needed just as much comfort herself shows how much compassion she truly has for what she does. Ashlee takes it upon herself to provide exceptional support and service to not only her patients, students, faculty, and staff, but her own son. Her job as a mother never stops. She quickly discerns the needs of others and moves efficiently to provide key information, recommendations, or direction.
Ashlee recently accepted a position as school nurse at Bonnabel High School to be closer to home. It appears that the switch to a new school was not only an adjustment for Ashlee, but the many students and coworkers she left behind, as well. During her time adjusting to a new job, being a mother, evacuating during Hurricane Ida, and being on-call for her nursing job at Ochsner, she was somehow able to provide the comfort and support to her previous students and coworkers as they learned to get by without her.
Ashlee epitomizes servant leadership and inspires others to give back and pay it forward. She does everything with a smile and remains positive at all times.
"I've seen this throughout my life as her sister, and I've witnessed this in her professional life. She's helpful, caring, resourceful, and happy to offer service, no matter the task. She's a true champion for nursing and education, with a tireless commitment to serving others. Her skills, knowledge, willingness, and dedication to helping others makes the choice to nominate her easy. I'm not sure if this essay or nomination could ever be enough to show how truly inspiring Ashlee is, but I am 100% sure it's deserved," said Abbee.