NASN Teams Up with Academy of Education Arts and Sciences

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NASN Executive Director Joins Board of Governors for Bammy Awards

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) announced its partnership today with the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. NASN Executive Director, Donna Mazyck, RN, MS, NCSN, will join 157 influential education leaders as a member on the Board of Governors and vote on the First Annual Bammy Awards later September 15, 2012.

The Bammy Awards identifies and acknowledges excellence throughout the education field – from teachers, principals and superintendents, to school nurses, support staff, advocates, researchers, early childhood specialists, education journalists and parents. The Academy developed the Bammy Awards in response to the tremendous national pressure on educators and education leaders to improve student outcomes and the intense scrutiny that today's educators face as a result.

“NASN is honored to participate in the selection process for these inaugural awards, and to represent the profession of school nursing on the Board of Governors,” said Mazyck. “Educational success stems from community collaboration.

NASN values partnerships with diverse groups to advance the common goal of providing students with the necessary support and resources to ensure academic achievement.”

More than 76,000 school nurses cooperate with teachers, school administrators and other prominent members of the school community every day to make a difference in the lives of children.

NASN represents more than 15,000 members, and lends the voice and perspective of the school nurse to this respected body of education professionals.

The first annual Bammy Awards will be presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International on September 15th in Washington, DC. The Academy is comprised of a Board of Governors, a Council of Peers and associate members.

The Academy presents two honors in every category – the Bammy Award and the Educator's Voice Award. Members of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International select the winners of the Bammy Awards while the online education community determines the winners of the Educator's Voice Award through voting online.

For more information on the Bammy Awards please visit

The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has over 15,000 members and 51 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of the NASN is to advance the specialty practice of school nursing to improve the health and academic success of all students. To learn more about NASN, please visit us on the Web at or call 866-627-6767.

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