‘Nurse Bonnie’ accepts honor of Central Office’s top staff person

MADISON – Bonnie Davis deferred any boasting when she received “Staff Member of the Year” honors at Central Office. She instead praised nurses that work on campuses of Madison City Schools.

“The nurses in MCS have been phenomenal,” Davis said. “They have spent countless hours contract tracing, notifying parents, tracking symptomatic cases and reporting COVID-19 events, in addition to performing their regular clinic responsibilities.”

“Without them, my job would have been impossible,” Davis said.

Davis admits that working as MCS Lead Nurse during a pandemic has been quite challenging. “Enforcing COVID policies and procedures and educating parents and students why we must adhere to those policies and procedures have been especially important this year,” she said. “Tracking and reporting positive cases of COVID-19 and quarantined students and staff have been the new normal.”

Her nursing career started with 12 years on Huntsville Hospital’s pediatric unit. In 1998 when Madison founded its separate school district, she started working for Madison City with another school nurse. After one year, the other nurse resigned, and Davis became Lead Nurse.

Davis always has functioned as Madison’s Lead Nurse, but she also was Clinic Nurse at Bob Jones High School from January 2005 through April 2016. “The MCS Nurse Health Educator at the time, Nancy Bocchino, and I shared the clinic position while performing our full-time district jobs,” Davis said.

Currently, the Madison district employs 15 Registered Nurses and six Licensed Practical Nurses.

As Lead Nurse, Davis creates and enforces medical policies and procedures to protect all students and staff. “I am definitely a rule follower myself,” Davis said. “My two philosophies are: ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’ and ‘Teamwork makes the dream work.’”

Davis grew up in Tullahoma, Tenn., and both her mother and grandmother were teachers. Davis graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Her husband Stephan works as a Systems Engineer for NASA.

Bonnie and Stephan Davis have three married children: Brooke Boatright, a teacher, and husband Nik; Ginny Matarrese, a Physician’s Assistant, and husband Michael; and Mitch Davis, an engineer, and wife Kate. “My children are all products of Madison City Schools and Bob Jones graduates,” Bonnie said.

Bonnie is an avid exerciser, an aficionado of crafting and a nature photographer.

“The nurses in MCS have been phenomenal,” Davis said. “They have spent countless hours contract tracing, notifying parents, tracking symptomatic cases and reporting COVID-19 events, in addition to performing their regular clinic responsibilities.”

“Without them, my job would have been impossible,” Davis said.

Davis admits that working as MCS Lead Nurse during a pandemic has been quite challenging. “Enforcing COVID policies and procedures and educating parents and students why we must adhere to those policies and procedures have been especially important this year,” she said. “Tracking and reporting positive cases of COVID-19 and quarantined students and staff have been the new normal.”

Her nursing career started with 12 years on Huntsville Hospital’s pediatric unit. In 1998 when Madison founded its separate school district, she started working for Madison City with another school nurse. After one year, the other nurse resigned, and Davis became Lead Nurse.

Davis always has functioned as Madison’s Lead Nurse, but she also was Clinic Nurse at Bob Jones High School from January 2005 through April 2016. “The MCS Nurse Health Educator at the time, Nancy Bocchino, and I shared the clinic position while performing our full-time district jobs,” Davis said.

Currently, the Madison district employs 15 Registered Nurses and six Licensed Practical Nurses.

As Lead Nurse, Davis creates and enforces medical policies and procedures to protect all students and staff. “I am definitely a rule follower myself,” Davis said. “My two philosophies are: ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’ and ‘Teamwork makes the dream work.’”

Davis grew up in Tullahoma, Tenn., and both her mother and grandmother were teachers. Davis graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Her husband Stephan works as a Systems Engineer for NASA.

Nancy and Stephan Davis have three married children: Brooke Boatright, a teacher, and husband Nik; Ginny Matarrese, a Physician’s Assistant, and husband Michael; and Mitch Davis, an engineer, and wife Kate. “My children are all products of Madison City Schools and Bob Jones graduates,” Bonnie said.

Bonnie is an avid exerciser, an aficionado of crafting and a nature photographer.

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