2019 Award Recipient

Carrie Clarke

2019 Excellence in School Nursing Award recipient.

In 2019, the South Dakota School Nurse Association (SDSNA) announced the recipient of the Excellence in School Nursing Award was Carrie Clarke of Sioux Falls.  For her prize, Carrie could choose to have her national or state school nurse conference registration paid for the year. She was recognized at the national level as the SDSNA recipient. She was presented the award on January 24, 2020 by her supervisor.  Carrie shared the following information after she learned about the award. 

Carrie has been a school nurse for 20 years. She has worked at almost every level possible. She has years of experience in early childhood evaluations, and has worked at the elementary, middle, and high school level. She has also worked at an alternative school. She has functioned in 7 different schools and this includes a school which had a School Based Health Clinic. She is moldable and adaptable. She has been a member of SDSNA for a majority of her school nursing years and has been actively involved for 9-10 years. She realized quickly after being a member that in order to make change happen, one must be a leader. She has been President Elect, President, and Membership Chair. Carrie knows that it is important to give back to the community on a personal level as well as on an organizational level. While president, she started the tradition of the president choosing an organization that he/she would like SDSNA to donate to.