The leader of the Kingdom East School District’s health team is both a doctor and a nurse — and Dr. Nurse Hall was recently selected to be honored with both state and national awards. Hall stepped into much bigger shoes and responsibilities at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking on an unprecedented level of trust and pressure as the global pandemic wreaked havoc on how schools would be able to safely re-open and operate amid the ongoing health concerns. According to Kingdom East Superintendent Jen Botzojorns, “During the pandemic, Dr. Soph Hall provided exceptional leadership. This includes timely responses, thoughtful implementation, and collaborative teaming around absolutely everything COVID-related. And, every weekend, for hours on end, she supported other nurses. Hall received two awards recently. She was named VT School Nurse Administrator of the Year from the Vermont State School Nurses’ Association and the Outstanding School Nurse Administrator 2022 award is from the National Association of School Nurses.