School Nurse Administrator of the Year

In 1999 IASN created the School Nurse Administrator of the Year award, which was modeled after the NASN award.  Guidelines and application information IASN – SNAY-Application 2019

School Nurse Administrator of the Year 2018-19

Susan Arndt M.Ed., BSN, RN, NCSN, PEL-CSN

    • 27 years experience in school nursing and 23 years in school health leadership
    • 10 years in current role as Health Services Coordinator for CSD 15, Palatine, IL (12,800 students in 15 elementary schools, 4 junior highs, and 1 therapeutic day school)
    • Supervises 46 nurses (includes 1:1’s and subs), an assistant coordinator, and 18 occupational and physical therapists
    • Notable achievements: 


    • Plans and presents annual professional development programs for health services staff and augments other educational and administrative staff development programs
    • Collaborates with local higher educational institutions to provide clinical experiences in school health services for local college students
    • Initiated a local school nurse administrator consortium



2018Susan ArndtLake Shore
2016Eva DetloffNortheast
2015Susan GerardotNortheast
2014Monica BlumDuPage Valley
2013Juanita GryfinskiNortheast
2012Kathryn OlsonDuPage
Sue TheisenDuPage Valley
2010Sue GomezLake Shore
2009not givennot given
Sandra LawingerDuPage Valley
2007not givennot given
2006Joyce StarnickyLake Shore
2005Norma MillsLake Shore
2004Linda HerwaldtDuPage Valley
2003Jessica GerdesDuPage Valley
2002Joan BurtnetteDuPage Valley
2001Ellen WolffDuPage Valley