Pasco School Official Honored as School Nurse Administrator of the Year

This post was created on 03/22/2023.

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (March 22, 2023) – The Florida Association of School Nurses (FASN) has named Pasco County Schools’ Amy Ponce as the Excellence in School Nursing: School Nurse Administrator of the Year (2023). Ponce is the first recipient of the statewide award.

Ponce, who has worked for Pasco County Schools for 10 years, now oversees all School Health Services for the school district.

In announcing the award, the FASN described Ponce as a dedicated and effective medical professional who has “consistently improved the practice of school nursing in Pasco,” and who has been instrumental in supporting school nurses around the state and increasing leadership growth among school nurses.

“Amy Ponce is a great supervisor and a great advocate for school health,” said Pasco Superintendent Kurt Browning. “We’re fortunate to have her here in Pasco.”

Browning recalled that in 2018 when she was a school-based nurse Ms. Ponce was instrumental in saving the life of a high school student by performing CPR after the student suffered a heart attack.