Homestead Nurse Named Woman Of Distinction


Congratulations to Homestead School Nurse Sandra Schneider for being recognized by Assemblyman Edward Ra as a Woman of Distinction. She was recently honored and presented with a citation during a surprise celebration when Ra visited the building and shared words about her wonderful impact on Garden City families.

Schneider goes above and beyond in her role at Homestead, greeting families outside each morning and responding to phone calls and emails promptly. She cares deeply about all students and staff members and has kept Homestead safe and welcoming while overseeing COVID-19 protocols and maintaining attendance records.

Schneider’s love of helping people goes back to her teenage years, when she volunteered to work with the elderly. She began her career as a charge nurse at the Westchester Medical Center and went on to serve as a substitute in the Garden City School District. After completing her BSN in nursing from Molloy College and graduating with honors while raising a family, she joined Homestead as a full-time nurse. She went on to attain her AAS in nursing from Queens Community College and holds New York State Certification as a Registered Nurse and a licensed Practical Nurse, among other accreditations.

“She is one of the best in her field of nursing and we are lucky to have her in our schools to watch after our children,” Ra said. “Mrs. Schneider is an incredible woman who is hard-working and a pillar of hope and happiness for her family and community.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kusum Sinha, Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich, Homestead families and members of Schneider’s family joined the assemblyman in applauding her Woman of the Year distinction.

—Submitted by the Garden City Public Schools

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