School Nurse of the Year

School Nurse of the Year 2018-19

Sophie Frueh, MSN, RN, NCSN, PEL-CSN

  • 32 years nursing experience and 18 years in school nursing
  • 18 years at Barrington High School, Barrington, IL, with the last 13 years in her current role as a PEL-IL nurse, serving 3000 students, grades 9-12 and transition program students
  • Notable achievements:
    • Manages the Transition 18-21 Program – ensuring positive transition experiences and student self-empowerment
    • Assisted with planning and delivery of two H1N1 flu vaccine clinics for community at high school
    • Saved the life of a teacher experiencing a cardiac event in the classroom.
    • Co-coordinator of an annual health fair for students for past 12 years
    • Presented for school staff programs, athletic trainers conference, PTO and  community parent organizations
    • Participates in community groups – Medical Reserve Corps, Simple Acts (meal assistance), Young Hearts for Life (EKG screenings for teens)

Submission Information


2018Sophie FruehNortheast
2016Linda KimelNorthwest
2015Mary GirardiNortheast
2014Nila HawkinsSouth Central
2013Christine GilbertsenDuPage Valley
2012Mary Anne WesoloskiNortheast
2011Sheila GroganDuPage Valley
2010Barb ManzilloLake Shore
2009June OneyMarquette/Kaskaskia
2008Donna RehmLake Shore
2007Laura Lynn RochkesMidstate
2006Ginger BarnesMarquette-Kaskaskia
2005Maralyn KolzeLake Shore
2004Mary KubikDuPage Valley
2003Linda GibbonsLake Shore
2002Dorothy MarksLake Shore
2001Linda PietensNortheast
2000Victoria JacksonLake Shore
1999Betty StoneMarquette-Kaskaskia
1997Ellen WolffDuPage Valley
1996Julie JohnsonDuPage Valley
1995Joanne SwansonLake Shore
1994Anne FaistMarquette-Kaskaskia
1993Janice StewartDuPage Valley
1992Mary Ellen MaddenLake Shore
1991Isabelle Barry RiceNorthlakes
1990Rosalie Sherman (deceased)Lake Shore
1989Marian MyersDuPage Valley
1988Mary HughesMarquette-Kaskaskia
1987Ruth AdamsSouthern
1986Margaret Winters (deceased)Marquette-Kaskaskia
1985Louise StevensMidstate
1984Donna NordvigNorthwest
1983Edna Mae Riggs (deceased)Midstate