I obtained my nursing degree in 2004 from Cecil Community College, and continued my education, graduating with a Bachelor in Science in 2016 from Chamberlain School of Nursing with Sigma Theta Tau Honors. I have certifications in BLS, ACLS, and PALS. I am also a DAISY Award Recipient from Union Hospital ICU.
Hello KIES friends!
I'm the school nurse at KIES and started this awesome journey in January 2020. I'm very excited to have the opportunity to care for your children during the school days. My most important goal is to promote optimal health, wellness, safety in our school community, and to support academic learning in the classroom. In order to accomplish these goals, your student needs to be able to participate in class instruction and be healthy to do it :) I try really hard to keep students in school when they come to visit the health room by using many nursing interventions that will support the student and help them overcome the rest of the school day.
I've been a resident of Kent Island since 2015. I have several experiences in acute care hospital settings. These include; ICU, hospice care, emergency care, plastics, and hospital administration. I have worked in the following MD counties; Talbot County, Cecil County, and Anne Arundel County.
I am so excited to be working another year with the amazing staff at KIES. It truly is an amazing school with wonderful students. The students give us so many smiles and laughs, and we are very appreciative to have a supportive community. I'm looking forward to meeting parents/guardians and students, and I am so grateful to be given this opportunity to serve the community through elementary school health. I look forward to supporting the educational process by promoting optimal wellness and working closely with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and QAC Health Department to care for the health needs of the students, according to the National Association of School Nurses and the Maryland Board of Nursing.