Clayton S. Wetzel III, BSN, RN, NCSN

I am excited to return for my 11th year as the school nurse at Waitsfield! I encourage communication with phone calls, texts, email or by just dropping into in the health office.  I am an avid middle distance runner, adequate snowboarder and beginner karate student. My wife Sandra and I live in Moretown with our fabulous golden retriever Korbi.

Education: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Husson University (2018), Associates Degree in Nursing from Vermont Technical College (2011) and a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix (2001).

Employment: I served four years on a Los Angeles Class Fast Attack Submarine while in the United States Navy and worked for twenty years with URS Corporation supporting government contracts for the US Navy, US Army and NASA. And although I am not a "rocket scientist," I did have the distinct pleasure of supporting several rocket launches as the Emergency Services Coordinator at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. I retired from URS in January 2009, moved to Vermont and returned to college to obtain my initial nursing degree at VTC in 2011, eventually earning by BS Nursing Husson University in December, 2018.

Nursing Background: I worked at Gifford Medical Center in the medical/surgical unit from July 2010 until December of 2012 and left the hospital only after realizing that school nursing was my true calling. I began working as a substitute school nurse in September 2011 for Washington Central and Washington South Supervisory Unions as well as Montpelier Public Schools, and started at Waitsfield in February of 2012 as a long-term substitute. I was recognized as the Vermont School Nurse of the Year in 2018 and became a Nationally Certified School Nurse the same year. 2023-24 will be my 9th year as the full time school nurse at Waitsfield!!

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