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The MISD Communications Department is proud to share with you some of our Mesquite ISD students and staff with extraordinary talents, confidence or creative genius. These are individuals who demonstrate excellence, honor others dignity or make a difference in your school or community. If you know a student or staff member who has a story of resilience and success please click the button below to share the Excellence with us.

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Our Newest Spotlight on Excellence

Lisa-Marie Rainwater

Lisa-Marie Rainwater's journey into the nursing field is unique and inspiring. As a child, she lived aboard a converted cruise ship that served as a mobile hospital and traveled to developing countries. The ship became her home and classroom, where she spent much of her time in the recovery wards playing with children who were on board to have surgical procedures. Lisa-Marie reflects on her early experiences, saying, "I knew I wanted to be a nurse from the time they started allowing me to be in the ward." Today, she works as a health service facilitator in Mesquite ISD.

She completed nursing school at Pensacola State College in Florida and the University of Texas at Arlington, earning her registered nurse and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees. In 2005, Lisa-Marie joined Baylor University Medical Center and later transitioned to public education in 2013, joining Mesquite ISD as an elementary school nurse. Even though she works at MISD on weekdays, she still dedicates her weekends and school breaks to working at Baylor University Medical Center.

Lisa-Marie served as a school nurse at Hodges Elementary, North Mesquite High School and Vanguard High School before taking on the role of health service facilitator for the district in the spring of 2022. Reflecting on her experiences, she shares, "I am passionate about how we, as nurses, can support student education by addressing their health needs, assisting with access to appropriate health care, and ensuring those around the students know and understand their needs." 

Her commitment to excellence goes beyond providing individual care. With her leadership, Mesquite ISD implemented comprehensive medical emergency response protocols and conducted drills across all campuses to ensure readiness for any situation. Her dedication to community health, student support and nurse training earned her the Excellence in Nursing 2024 award from D Magazine.

As she reflects on her journey, Lisa-Marie remains committed to promoting health and well-being in the community she serves. Each day, she continues to embody the principles and habits of the Mesquite Promise. Lisa-Marie Rainwater is Made to Excel.

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