I work currently work as an Independent School Nurse & School Health Consultant providing professional development and resource discovery for school nurses, school nurse leaders and school communities. I previously served Klein ISD for 25 years as a school nurse on intermediate and high school campuses. In my most recent role as Health Services Coordinator, I managed health care for 50,000+ students in 49 schools staffed with a full time RN in each school. I am passionate about student health and academic success supported by the continuous improvement of evidence-based school nursing care. My nursing experience prior to school nursing includes adolescent mental health, home health hospice and nursing education.
As President Elect of NASN, I conduct new NASN Board Member orientation, serves as liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health (AAP-COSH) and the National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN).
The support of healthy communities where students live, learn and play is crucial to their wellness and educational success. School nurses have an integral role in shaping practice and policy in support of #healthycommunities.