Following in the footsteps of Laura Brumfield, recently retired MVSD School Nurse, Adriana Vanbianchi has been selected to serve as the MVSD’s new School Nurse.
A nurse and a paramedic, Adriana is excited to be working in support of her community in a position that combines her healthcare related experience with her love for working with children.
Adriana, often referred to as “Adri,” was born in Kingston, Washington. She began her career as a swift-water rescue swimmer on the rivers surrounding Portland, Oregon. Since, her experiences have included working on an ambulance, as a responder to Hurricane Ike and Gustav, in the inner-city of St Louis, Missouri, and for Aero Methow Rescue Service here in the Methow Valley. Most recently, she has been serving as a clinical nurse at the Winthrop Family Clinic.
In addition to her twelve years working in the field of healthcare, she has worked for a public middle school as a Spanish translator and one-to-one para-educator for a special needs student. Adri has also served as a guide for international education programs and spent extended time in the backcountry working in Wilderness Therapy.
Adri and her husband, Justin Porter have lived in Twisp for five years and have two kids who are three and eight. They attend Little Star and Methow Valley Elementary School. When she’s not working, Adri loves swimming, ice hockey and making a costume entry for the annual Trashion Fashion show! When asked about her new position, she stated, “I am excited and honored to become part of the Methow Valley School District Team.”
Please join us as we congratulate Adriana Vanbianchi, MVSD’s School Nurse!