Each day Bridget brings a smile to the entire school community. She is our “wellness provider,’’ and she demonstrates her utmost commitment through each moment of her day. From early arrival to late departure, Bridget serves as more than just our school nurse; she is our school psychologist and school mom. She takes a personal interest in each and every one of her patients, and there is often a line outside her office; it might be someone waiting for a Band-Aid, or someone just needing a small hug or some reassurance. Bridget always takes that extra step to telephone families and inform them of concerns and issues that affect the children. She has a holistic view and focuses on the well-being of the total person, students and faculty alike. She even inspects bake sales, always looking for nutritious offerings, and keeps the staff abreast of health programs that can better their lives. Bridget Jaklitsch takes such special care of our school community and we are proud to call her our school nurse.
—Nominated by Christine Barrett