Trudy Small Named Christina's 2023-2024 Behavioral Health Professional of the Year!
Trudy is the proud school nurse of Downes Elementary School. As a BSN registered nurse graduate of Delaware State University, Trudy has been a member of the healthcare profession for over 32 years. She is committed to ensuring the well-being of all who enter her office. She is passionate about providing compassionate and quality care to students and staff while remaining mindful of their individual preferences and needs.
The BHPOY Award is given to school employees who are health care practitioners or human service providers who offer services for improving an individual's mental health. School employees include school counselors, school social workers, licensed clinical social workers, school psychologists, and school nurses. Eligibility includes: at least three years experience as a behavioral health professional, certification, or licensure credential through the Department of Education and/or the Professional Regulation Board, and must continue to serve in a behavioral health position for the award year.
Trudy will represent Christina in Delaware's Behavioral Health Professional of the Year Program, in which the state will choose one person annually.
Congratulations to Trudy for this outstanding honor and to all of our nominated staff.