The Retiring Nurse

After decades of service CCSD2 Head School Nurse, Karen Patton, retiring


Mike Armstrong

Left to right, Courtney Priest, Karen Patton, Teresa DeWitt and Rhonda Konrath stand outside the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School during graduation ceremonies on May 29.

After 28 years of working for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2), 22 of them being the nurse for the entire district, Karen Patton is retiring.

Until four years ago, Patton was the only nurse for the seven schools. To say she will be missed by students, parents and staff of CCSD2 would be an understatement.

"Compassionate, Caring, and Dedicated to the kids is how you describe Karen Patton," Shelley Cooper, Medicine Bow Elementary who won CCSD2 teacher of the year for 2019 teacher said.

When asked what she was going to miss about her job, Patton answered, working with the students...

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