Bobbi Miller Recognized as 2021 West Virginia School Nurse of the Year
Berkeley County Schools is pleased to announce that Bobbi K. Miller has been selected as the 2021 West Virginia School Nurse of the Year by the West Virginia Association of School Nurses (WVASN). This award honors one school nurse each year, who demonstrates excellence in school nursing practice and leadership in school health.
Ms. Miller has served as a school nurse at Berkeley Heights Elementary for 12 years and is described by her colleagues as “the apple of our eye.” She serves as a positive role model for professional nursing practice, and the Berkeley Heights community recognizes her as an advocate who provides unconditional care with a kind, caring, and compassionate delivery.
Ms. Miller made direct impact by helping to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccine for BCS staff and personnel, and she is also a hero. In 2016, Ms. Miller rushed to help a student who was not breathing and unable to speak. She was able to successfully revive the student by performing CPR and using the school’s AED moments before medical personnel arrived.
“I want to personally congratulate Bobbi on this amazing accomplishment,” said Dr. Patrick K. Murphy, BCS Superintendent. “Her kindness, selflessness and passion as a school nurse are irreplaceable, and she is truly an asset to Berkeley County Schools and the Berkeley County community.”
Ms. Miller also assists with training new school nurses and staff members and is willing to help on a moment’s notice to serve another school’s nursing needs, providing care that is specific to each student.
Her accomplishments also include National Board Certification and receiving the Highmark Foundation Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Award. She is also active in the Berkeley County community and is involved in numerous community organizations like 4-H, Hospice, and Relay for Life