Nurse Annemarie Hill

Cle-Elum Roslyn School District Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Cle-Elum Roslyn School District nurse Annemarie Hill has been nominated for the 2021-2022 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

Hill was nominated by her colleague, Amy Norton, for the way she has educated and led her school district through the COVID pandemic. Her impact has not only been felt in her own school district, but in the County's response. Hill works directly with public health to assist in the organization and implementation of their testing and vaccination sites and has shown amazing leadership state-wide by sharing her systems and providing guidance to school nurses and districts around central Washington State. 

"We are all well aware that COVID isn't a stand alone issue; once a person is impacted by it, it spreads far and wide very quickly," said Norton. "Annemarie's work has helped keep students and staff safe, kept our school doors open, and kept students in attendance. This alone has helped address the other issues that have come along with the pandemic: isolation, depression, and a lack of services and support."

Hill moved mountains to make sure that the students in her charge had what they needed, and she continues that work today. As the COVID landscape changes, she is always one step ahead, with plans and preparations in anticipation of the need. 

"To say that she is a hero is an understatement. Her work has touched so many lives directly and indirectly, and all for the better. I am honored and humbled by her practice, her selflessness and her heart. She is a true LifeChanger by any standards," said Norton. 

About LifeChanger of the Year

Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Eighteen individual LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given during the 2021-2022 school year.

  • (1) Grand Prize Winner – will receive $10,000 to be shared with their school/district.

  • (4) Grand Prize Finalists – will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school/district.

  • (10) LifeChanger Award Winners – will receive $3,000 to be shared with their school/district.

  • (1) Spirit Award Winner – This award is given to the nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination. The winner will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school/district.

  • (1) Capstone Award Winner - This award is given to a nominee retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year. The winner will receive $3,000 to be shared with their school or district.

  • (1) Spotlight Award Winner – This award is given to a nominee in a specific discipline each year. For 2021-22, the Spotlight Award will be given to a school nurse. The winner will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school or district.

Winners are chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals, and will be announced in early 2022. Nominees must be K-12 teachers or school district employees. To be considered for an award, nominees must

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of students

  • Enhance their school or district’s atmosphere, culture and pride

  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership at the school and/or district level

  • Possess a proven record of professional excellence

  • Show commitment to building a nurturing environment that supports learning

  • Adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards

A resource page with ideas for how to celebrate nominees can be found at

To view Hill’s LifeChanger of the Year nominee profile, or to nominate someone from your school community, visit

Congratulations Nurse Hill!