Sally Vandenbos, Area 1 Consulting Nurse, has been named 2009 School Nurse Administrator of the Year by the Georgia Association of School Nurses. The honor was announced during a surprise ceremony during the Business Meeting of GASN July 13 at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon, GA. The School Nurse Administrator of the Year award recognizes school nurse administrators who excel in clinical practice leadership, administrative leadership, professional development, professional advocacy activities, community involvement and research. Mrs. Vandenbos will represent the state in the competition for the National Award for the National Association of School Nurses.
Mrs. Vandenbos has been with School Health Services since 2002. A former school nurse with Ford Elementary and a former itinerant nurse, Vandenbos is the consulting nurse for Area 1 serving Pebblebrook and South Cobb cluster schools. She is responsible for the supervision, administration and coordination of school health services in her area. Her accomplishments have gained recognition at the state level and she has been a member of NASN for over 5 years.