San Jose, June 7, 2018: Moreland School District announced that District nurses Claudia Wilde and Lindsay Nakata were honored at the SELPA III Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Teacher Awards Luncheon on May 24, 2018. Nominated by Director of Educational Services, Theresa Molinelli, the District nurses were selected based on their commitment to children with disabilities.
Both Claudia and Lindsay have been with the Moreland School District for a combined 29 years. Before being joined by Tanja Batinic this school year, Claudia and Lindsay served all the medical needs of the entire District in both general and special education. From insulin shots to home hospital, from vision/hearing screening to significant medically fragile students, both Claudia and Lindsay are involved in creating care plans and making sure all 5,000 students in the District are medically safe.
“Claudia and Lindsay have always worked so closely together as a team,” said Theresa Molinellli. “They consistently go above and beyond to support all children, families and staff in Moreland to make sure students, no matter how small or significant their illness or injury may be, have the ability to come to school and learn. I am so grateful for all they do for our community.”
SELPA III (Special Education Local Plan Area) CAC is a group of parents and educators interested in helping children who have special educational needs. Serving 11 school districts within Santa Clara County, the state groups SELPAs for coordinating services to children who have Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or 504 Plans.