Kristi Sherbert, a school nurse at Junction City Middle School, was one of six Shining Stars for the month of April 2017. Geary County Schools USD 475 awards the Shining Star several times a year to individuals who exceed expectations in the areas of service to the district, professional achievement, community service, and impact on the perception of the district.
Kristi provides hearing and vision screenings for the students at Junction City Middle School as well as distributes and monitors daily medications to many students throughout the day. In addition to this, she keeps the students aligned with state law and district policy for shot records. Kristi meticulously gives attention to each student and staff as if there is no one more important. She encourages and counsels all who come to her. She excels at her duties and responsibilities, evident by her workmanship of record keeping and emotional attention for all who visit her.
Within the building, Kristi is utilized as a consultant to staff working with difficult students. She also assists students when they do not have clothes; when they are not able to wash their clothes. She also serves on the Support Staff committee within the building as well as the 504 teams.
Kristi’s commitment to the profession and her continued improvement of her skills as a professional are seen in her continued employment at Geary Community Hospital. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau (honorary society for nursing) and serves on the Geary County Family and Consumer Sciences Committee. Kristi has demonstrated her continued commitment to serve the community through her membership to the K-State/Geary County Extension Unit, Junction City Church of Nazarene, and KSU Alumni Association.
Kristi Sherbert is an outstanding employee, district representative, and community member. We all are incredibly fortunate to have her as a part of our lives; contributing to the betterment of life through medical, emotional and compassionate care. – Karen Laflin