Long-time Jane Ryan school nurse Joanne Sloan was named the 2018 State Nurse of the Year at the Association of School Nurses Dinner last week. Affectionately known as Nurse Sloan, she worked at Jane Ryan Elementary School for 24 years. Students and staff surprised her with a school assembly this week and she also received a proclamation at the May Town Council Meeting.
“Nurse Sloan is a visionary, who looks at the complete health of our students,” said Jane Ryan Principal Mary Ellen Bolton. “She has developed lessons on dental care, hygiene, puberty, healthy living, germs/hand washing, severe allergies and even diabetes. She’s given many parent workshops.”