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UCS Nurse nominated for LifeChanger of the Year award
UCS Nurse nominated for LifeChanger of the Year award
Posted on 10/01/2021
Picture of UCS nurse, Rebecca Rosbolt

Going above and beyond her job duties to ensure Utica Community Schools is a safe and healthy learning environment is the norm for UCS nurse, Rebecca Rosbolt, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is this caring mentality that inspires those around her on a daily basis and garnered her a LifeChanger of the Year nomination.

“I am so humbled by this nomination,” said Rosbolt. “I work with a phenomenal group of colleagues and we all complement one another in our advocacy for students, so to be recognized by them is the highest level of honor.”

Prior to the 2020-21 school year, Rosbolt covered all UCS schools and buildings as district nurse. Since then, Rosbolt has been joined by three additional district nurses to provide care and safety for all students, especially those with chronic health conditions. This shift allowed Rosbolt to focus her attention on 13 buildings, rather than the 40 she covered previously, which has been crucial in maintaining a high level of care amidst a pandemic.

"This year has been especially challenging for everyone in education,” Rosbolt said. “COVID has added many different challenges: acting as a liaison between the school district and Macomb County Health Department, providing consultation to the school administrators, overseeing COVID reporting/contact identification efforts, and most importantly, ensuring safety for all students and staff, especially those with chronic health conditions.”

In an effort to accomplish these added tasks that COVID has brought forth, Rosbolt has had to adapt to change by being flexible and putting in extra hours when necessary.

Despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, Rosbolt’s continuous effort to be a champion for children has not gone unnoticed.

“Mrs. Rosbolt is so deserving of this recognition,” UCS Superintendent, Robert S. Monroe, said. “She has had a tremendous impact on our district; we are so fortunate to have her as an essential UCS team member.”

Kim Twarowski, Shelby Junior High School counselor, works with Rosbolt and was thrilled to hear of Rosbolt’s nomination for LifeChanger of the Year.

“I have found (Rosbolt) to be the consummate helper,” said Twarowski. “Her professionalism and efficiency are second to none.”

As a nominee, Rosbolts’ profile and story have been shared on the LifeChanger of the Year website. Additional stories and comments of support for Rosbolt can be shared to further aid her nomination through Dec. 31, 2021.