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Erin Garland is the September Laker Champion for Kids

Erin Garland is the September Laker Champion for Kids

Calloway County High School nurse Erin Garland has been named the September Laker Champion for Kids. Garland also serves as the district's health coordinator. The Laker Champion for Kids is awarded each month to a Laker staff member who goes above and beyond for students and colleagues.

Garland was nominated by CCHS counselor Kim Rydecki.

“She stepped into a role that was much needed in our district," said Rydecki. "She has assumed many responsibilities as a result of her position with a level of grace that is not surprising if you are familiar with her fantastic personality. She has exceeded and surpassed all expectations of a career that has incredible responsibilities and accountability. She makes a point to help each and every student and staff member that she encounters. She heals more than just physical wounds and pain. She supports, loves, cares, nurtures those with any need whether it is emotional or physical. She is dedicated to serving her students, so that they know a safe place can be found in schools. The level of care provided by her sets a standard that can only be defined as a champion for all.”

Garland works with numerous people throughout our district, including Ryan Marchetti, who serves as the Director of PD/PR.

“She is incredibly dedicated to our students," said Marchetti. "She took a health leadership position in a tough time during the pandemic and worked with her schools and the other nurses incredibly well. She dealt with health issues in her own family over the last couple of years, and it never kept her away for long. She keeps showing up for her school, her colleagues, and her students. She is a vital asset to our district and is deserving of this recognition.”