Victoria Alssid, school nurse at Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh, has received the 2018 Excellence in School Nursing Award. Bestowed by the New York State Association of School Nurses, Alssid received the accolade for having excelled in her practice of school nursing.
Alssid has been a practicing nurse with the Wantagh School District for 10 years and is currently a member of the Nassau County Association of School Nurses. Previously, she served as a psychiatric nurse at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, New York and as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
While raising her two sons, both of whom attended Wantagh schools, Alssid became familiar with the school nurse setting and regularly substituted when her children were younger. She noted that her enjoyment in being a school nurse has always been her association with students.
“My goal is to help students become more in tune with their bodies and to figure out what tools they need to deal with stress,” Alssid said.
The Wantagh School District congratulates Alssid on this outstanding achievement and many thanks for service to the district’s students.
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.