Midland Nurse Named Texas Nurse of the Year

MISD release:

MIDLAND - MISD Head Start Health and Nutrition Coordinator Juanita Valdez, RN, was named the Texas School Nurse of the Year by the Texas School Nurses Organization.

She was chosen by the TSNO committee after being named the Region 18 Nurse of the Year.

Valdez supervises the school health programs at West and Bunche early childhood centers. She will be awarded by the organization at a TSNO conference in Houston in November.

Tracey Dees, MISD Health Services Supervisor, said Valdez is ideal for her position and for the award.

"I think because of her passion for what she does, she is excellent," Dees said. "She won't stop until she has good outcomes. She is very passionate for children and their families."