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Northeast Times | October 26, 2021

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KISD: ISMS Nurse Named Keller Isd School Nurse Of The Year

KISD: ISMS Nurse Named Keller Isd School Nurse Of The Year

Keller ISD has named Rebekkah Dellaccio-Bazley, Indian Springs Middle School Nurse, as the District’s School Nurse of the Year for 2017-18.

Dellaccio-Bazley received nominations for the award from ISMS campus administration and faculty, as well as the nursing staff. She was honored at an end-of-the-year celebration on May 17.

The Keller ISD School Nurse of the Year Award is based off of the National Association of School Nurses Framework for the 21st Century School Nursing Practice. Central to the Framework is student-centered nursing care, surrounded by care coordination, leadership, quality improvement, community/public health and the standards of nursing practice.

Dellaccio-Bazley’s nominators at ISMS describe her as instrumental in keeping students safe and healthy.

“She cares deeply about her students. Her enthusiasm for what she does is honorable and a delight to watch. We have never witnessed someone who loves her job day-in and day-out as much as Rebekkah. It comes from within her. She is gentle in her approach, loving and respectful to each and every child that she comes into contact with. She is on campus early and stays late almost every day. In addition to the regular student population in a high-volume clinic, our school has a large number of medically fragile students. These students thrive around Rebekkah. She checks on these students and provides cares for these students multiple times per day. Rebekkah’s critical thinking skills, especially in emergency situations, her professional attention to detail, and her willingness to help others stands out among her peers.”

One of the first to express interest in the District’s new Telemedicine program, Dellaccio-Bazley often volunteers for District initiatives related to improving the health of our students, staff and the community. This year she volunteered for the Stay on Track Back to School Fair, Community Preparedness Fair and immunization clinics, and ISMS won the District’s Go Red Challenge to promote heart health awareness.

Cindy Parsons, Director of Health Services, said, “As her supervisor, what I notice most about Rebekkah is her servant’s heart. She is a role model for her peers and a joy to work with.”

Also nominated for Keller ISD School Nurse of the Year were:
• Rhonda Hendricks, Keller-Harvel Elementary
• Kim Korywchak, Hillwood Middle
• Liz Nelson, Sunset Valley Elementary
• Monica Perry, Keller Center for Advanced Learning
• Wendy Wynn, Freedom Elementary
“It is an honor the be the KISD Nurse of the Year. I have worked in so many settings but school nursing is the right fit for me,” Dellaccio-Bazley said. “I love that we can bring our strengths and talents to the job setting to help others. I love to teach the kids about the systems of the body so that they understand things. I love working in a setting that allows me the opportunity to impact people in a positive way. I feel very blessed to have this job in this district with amazing coworkers and colleagues.”

This is Dellaccio-Bazley’s second year at Indian Springs, fifth in Keller ISD and tenth as a school nurse.