MADISON – Her medical knowledge and interest in students and faculty led to Aimee Allen being selected as â2021 Staff Member of the Yearâ at West Madison Elementary School.
âIt’s nice whenever I’m in the community and a former parent or student recognizes me and lets me know how much I’ve helped them. . . or was just cool, âAllen said.
âI am the nurse for the students, as well as the entire faculty and staff. I give daily meds to the students who take them and, if needed, meds, âAllen said.
Her duties as a school nurse also require her to do a weekly medication count with another nurse to ensure all supplies are correct for medication diaries. âI’m here for all minor injuries as well as the big ones,â Allen said.
Allen is from Flat Rock. âI graduated from Pisgah High School in 1995. I then attended Northeast Alabama Community College, where I obtained an associate’s degree in applied science in nursing,â Allen said.
Directly after graduating as a nurse, AlIen worked in the respiratory care unit of a hospital. She was then transferred to the emergency room before leaving that job to accept a position in schools in Madison City.
âI started working for MCS in August 2007,â Allen said. âI have been at West Madison Elementary School the entire time. This fall 2021, I will be moving to Midtown Elementary School.
With the end of the 2020-2021 school year, West Madison Institution will no longer function as an elementary school. The site will become the headquarters of MCS’s First Class Pre-Kindergarten Center.
âI have three wonderful children. My daughter Anna-Grace just graduated from Bob Jones High School. Jacob and Noah are also students at Bob Jones, âAllen said.
Recently, Aimee enjoyed witnessing Anna-Grace’s return to West Madison, when she and her classmates in the Bob Jones class of 2021 returned to their old elementary school to complete their âSenior Walkâ. This experience was especially significant for the Allens, as this year was the last time West Madison will serve as an elementary school.
In her spare time, Aimee enjoys working out for exercise and redoing furniture for an updated look.