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Westerly Middle School Michelle Iacoi, right, RN, Certified School Nurse Teacher in her office on Tuesday, Jan., 4, 2022. Susan Vellenga, background, left, RN, completes paper work at her desk. | Tim Martin, The Westerly Sun

NAME: Michelle Iacoi.

AGE: 61.

OCCUPATION: Certified school nurse teacher and COVID coordinator.

RESIDENCE: Westerly.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Ashaway.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: A worldwide pandemic.

I'VE BEEN COPING WITH THE PANDEMIC BY: Volunteering my nursing skills at immunization clinics.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Saving lives.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Traveling to South Korea.

I ALWAYS CARRY/WEAR: St. Joseph medal and a mask.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A nurse.

MY HEROES ARE: The mentors in my life, especially "The Queen."

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Ken Follett.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: Prayer books.

TOP THREE SONGS ON MY PLAYLIST: "Bat Out of Hell," "Fireball" and "Blessings."

FAVORITE THREE MOVIES OF ALL TIME: "Sound of Music," "Gone With the Wind" and "A Star is Born" (2018).

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: "Bosch," "Yellowstone" and the Weather Channel.

TOP COMFORT FOOD: Pasta.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I MOSTLY USE: Facebook.

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Hard work and dedication.

PET PEEVES: Laziness and when people see something but don't say something.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Living on the river.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I attended Prout School for Girls.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Work to your potential.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: You can look at the cup half-full or half-empty.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Shut down the internet on weekends so kids would go out and play.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Feed the hungry.

I DRIVE A: Black 2022 Mini Cooper convertible.

I WISH I DROVE A: Cadillac.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Green olives and a lemon.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My mother, Joan.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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