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District Celebrates National School Nurse Day

District Celebrates National School Nurse Day

Many of our students would not be able to attend school safely if it weren’t for our school nurse and health room specialist teams throughout the district. Today, May 8, is National School Nurse Day, and we hope you’ll join us in thanking them for using their expertise to care for our students (and staff) all year through.

“Our nurses take the time to build a special relationship with their students to ensure they are safe, healthy and can access their education,” said Laura Carmichael, Director of Health Services. “I am continually impressed at how well they know each student, what they need and how best to serve them.  Our nurses really are amazing and make such a difference in the lives of ISD students and families.”

Here are highlights of some of our excellent nurses and health room specialists from across the district.

Cascade Ridge Elementary School

“These two are quite a duo, so caring of students and genuinely good human beings.  Cascade Ridge couldn’t be more lucky to have them both, says Tammie Kourtis, Office Professional.

Cascade Ridge Nurse and Health Room Specialist

Nurse Wen Xu and HRS Para Kari Klosterman

Challenger Elementary School

“Our school health team is the absolute best! Maria Sandoval and Shelby Boehm are the band-aids to our boo boos and the kind voice when littles need reassurance. They model professionalism and hard work on a daily basis all with a FUN, can-do attitude. Lucky us to have such a dedicated duo taking care of us!” said Linda Ogden, Dean of Students

Challenger Nurse and Health Room Specialist

At left, Maria Sandoval, Health Room Specialist, and Shelby Boehm, RN/BSN.


Cougar Mountain Middle School

Cougar Mountain Nurse Jan Zimmer and Health Room Specialist Kala Duff

Kala Duff, Health Room Specialist, and Jan Zimmer, School Nurse


Issaquah Middle School

Issaquah Middle School Nurse

Issaquah Middle School Nurse Kate Badiozamani


Issaquah High School

"Our I.H.S. nurse Marigrace is always quick to respond to any requests from staff and is also one of the kindest people to work with.  Her calm demeanor with the students in all situations doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you, Marigrace!" Assistant Principal Andrew Guss said. "Chrissy is so sweet and kind to all students who enter the Health room. She is caring and patient and very nurturing to those students who aren't feeling well or need support. Thank you, Chrissy!"

IHS Nurses Marigrace and Chrissy

Marigrace Lockwood and Christine Richmond


Pine Lake Middle School

"Teamwork makes the dreamwork with these two!" Karen Hoetzel, registrar, said of Nurse Erin Hayes and Health Room Specialist Anu Duggirala.

Pine Lake Health Room Specialist and Nurse

At left, Anu Duggirala, and Erin Hayes.


Sunny Hills Elementary

Sunny Hills Nurse Kim Rocco will be retiring after 28 years with the Issaquah School District. Thank you, Kim, for helping so many students through the years!

Sunny Hills nurse Kim Rooco


Sunset Elementary School

"Martha and Lisa are quite the team, working hard day in and day out to keep our students safe and healthy, but not only our students, our staff as well. We are so thankful for them every day. Thank you for always taking care of us and providing us with lots of laughs,” said Sicily Graham, assistant to the principal.

Sunset Nurse Team Martha and Lisa