A school district typically has hundreds, if not thousands of employees working for them throughout the school year. To be named ‘Employee of the Year’ for a school district is quite the accomplishment. That is the honor that was bestowed on Andrea Decuir, LPN from the Mehlville School District near St. Louis. To make the honor even more significant, Andrea is technically an employee of Supplemental Health Care working out of the St. Louis office and is on assignment at the school district as a middle school nurse!
Even from a young age, Andrea knew that her calling in life was to become a healthcare professional helping others. By the time she finished elementary school, she knew she was destined to be a nurse. Now, Andrea has been an LPN for eight years and enjoys working in the school environment.
“I love that every day is different,” she explains. “I enjoy seeing the kids and helping them feel better when they are sick. Sometimes my job is simply getting them to smile or laugh or to give them a high-five and make them feel proud because they actually ate their breakfast.”
Andrea earned the recognition for being Mehlville School District’s ‘Employee of the Year’ because she embraces a Care More attitude every day.
“I try to help wherever I can. Sometimes, the students just need someone who will listen. Other times, I might help them get the courage to talk to a counselor. Anything I can do to help my students get through the day, even the littlest things make a difference.”
From all of us at Supplemental Health Care, Congratulations Andrea! You have proven to be a shining example of the Care More spirit. Your middle school students are lucky to have you in their corner.