The 2018 School Nurse of the Year is Twila Ingwerson. Twila Ingwerson is a current school nurse covering three schools in Avery County and has been a Lead Nurse since 2008. She brings 37 years experience to her award , 17 of those in school nursing. According to her nominators she is a leader in her ability to meet diverse needs in her community. A founder of the county’s SHAC program she has also obtained funding for needed medical supplies, secured vision care for under-served students and has been instrumental in starting the SOS program which serves to identify students with signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior and mental health needs in the middle and high schools.