Hi! I live in Jaffrey, New Hampshire (near the base of Mount Monadnock) and work as a school nurse in Townsend, Massachusetts. I have been a nurse for 30 years and a school nurse for the last 20. My background is in maternal-child health and I worked in both hospital and community settings in a variety of places (including a Navajo reservation in NM, various locations in South America, and New England) before settling into school nursing. I currently work in an elementary school with about 500 students in grades K though 4...and I love it!
I am in the MSN Nursing Education track at St. Joseph's College of Maine. I have always enjoyed teaching; in the school and in the community, students, staff and nurses. Choosing the Nursing Education track just seemed to make sense for me. I have also always loved to travel and I am currently a presenter for the School Nurse Emergency Triage Training offered by the National Association of School Nurses. One of my professional goals is to expand this to the point where I am able to travel and teach programs for school nurses on a variety of topics.
On a personal note, I am married and have 4 children. Our youngest 2 are still home with us and they are in 10th and 11th grade. With our children, we are very active with Destination Imagination, Project Shakespeare (a youth theater acting troupe), and music/drama.