QPS nurse

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Todd Pettit presented a certificate and the district's new Spirit and Pride Award to Cyndi Ott, a school nurse at the Early Childhood and Family Center during Wednesday night's School Board meeting. Ott is one of three finalists for Illinois School Nurse of the Year.

QUINCY — Cyndi Ott turned a love of children, and an interest in their health, into a career.

“As a little girl, I wanted to be a mom and a nurse,” Ott said. “When our kids were younger, I thought (school nursing) might be a good fit. I tried it out, loved it and have been doing it ever since.”

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.