Wayzata Public Schools

August 2022 Employee of the Month

August 2022 Employee of the Month

Hanna Olstad -- Community Education Nurse

Community Ed is pleased to nominate Hanna Olstad as the August Employee of the Month. Hanna has been the Community Ed Nurse since February, 2020. Hanna was only one month into her employment when she was presented with the opportunity to lead the Wayzata Kids staff and families through the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

For over two years, Hanna has helped us navigate the ever changing Covid-19 best practices. She has worked hard to create procedures that aligned with Covid-19 recommendations, trained staff on how to keep themselves and students safe and was always there to support and answer questions from families. One might say that it was truly meant to be! Hanna provides ongoing support to our students, families and staff in a calm and reassuring manner. She maintains a high level of care and professional practice regardless of the circumstance.

We’ve also been able to use her expertise in other areas such as teaching CPR in our adult enrichment programs and conducting CPR training for the mountain bike team coaches. We’re excited to explore other possibilities for Hanna to share her knowledge with the community.

Hanna brings joy to the Community Ed team. She is patient, kind and fun. Hanna keeps our team laughing and is always willing to lead us in a team building activity. We are grateful and appreciate Hanna because she is hard working, flexible, thinks outside the box and has a fantastic wardrobe. Thank you, Hanna, for all that you do!