• 86°
The Madison Record
Accepting her honor as “Staff Member of the Year,” Kemi Loftin, second from right, at Discovery Middle School was greeted by several administrators, including Assistant Superintendent Eric Terrell, from left, Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols, Loftin and Discovery Principal Jamie Hill. CONTRIBUTED

Kemi Loftin’s outreach leads to Discovery’s ‘Staff Member of the Year’

MADISON – Kemi Loftin knows that a student’s ability to learn is directly proportional to his or her health.

“Therefore, the role of school nurses in bridging health care, mental health and education is important,” Loftin said. She works as the school nurse for Discovery Middle School.

“I joined the Madison City Schools family in 2018, working at Discovery. I have been a school nurse for over 10 years,” Loftin said. She previously worked as Supervising (Monitor) School Nurse/School Nurse for Huntsville City Schools at the former Johnson High School and Highlands Elementary School.

“My goal is to be mindful of each student’s medical needs and mindful of parent and teacher responsibility to the student. I strive to ensure that each student receives professional care within my scope of practice while maintaining the student’s dignity, high self-esteem and consistency,” Loftin said.

Loftin believes her major success has been managing and navigating the care of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. “. . . all the while having to leave for two months off to honor my dying brother’s wish to come home and spend his last days on hospice and caring for him until his death,” she said.

Loftin earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and two associate’s degrees in general education and science from Northwest Shoals Community College. She is a native of Florence.

“I am the wife to an amazing man of 23 years and the proud mom of three children,” Loftin said. “My children attend the following schools: J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College in Huntsville; Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering or ASCTE in Huntsville; and Discovery Middle School.”

Few people know that Loftin enjoys opportunities to sing. “I love cooking, reading and spending time with my family,” Loftin said.

James Clemens High School

Yewon Lee chosen for Emmy Noether Awards, worth $25K

Madison

Madison City Schools district requires re-enrollment of all students

Madison

Citizens group promoting petition to place city manager decision on ballot

Madison

Home runs sink Trash Pandas in 4-2 loss

Liberty Middle School

Teachers, students motivate Latoya Whitehorn, Liberty’s top staffer

Madison

Authorities: Woman who had stillborn birth at Madison Hospital arrested, admitted using meth

Madison

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing awards $180,000 in donations to 10 local nonprofits

Madison

Trash Pandas prevail 2-1 in pitcher’s duel

Madison

Other celebrations for Independence Day in north Alabama

Madison

REMINDER: ‘Star-Spangled Celebration’ features cornhole, pickleball contests

Madison

Fireworks, festivals, crawfish and mullets on tap for 4th of July fun

Business

Local physician’s medical license suspended

Madison

Noon public meeting at library today to discuss city’s proposed city manager transition

Bob Jones High School

COVID-19 waiver expires; MCS students must qualify for free, reduced-price meals

Huntsville

“Miracle Bash, Swim For Melissa” proceeds to purchase high-tech respiratory equipment for regional neonatal ICU

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – June 29, 2022

Madison

Madison Area Family Lions Club conducts eye screening at Midtown

Huntsville

ALDOT: Road update for Fourth of July holiday travel

Business

Huntsville man jailed on home repair fraud, forgery charges

Madison

Editorial: Suspending gas tax a gimmick, not a solution

Madison

Trash Pandas no-hit in Tennessee

Madison

Friends, family celebrate with Jim Justus as he reaches 100 years old

Madison

Crawfish Festival coming to Toyota Field July 2

Madison

Parking for city’s Star Spangled Celebration at Dublin Park moved to city stadium

x