I am a Nooksack Valley Pioneer, born and raised. I attended Nooksack schools as a youngster and graduated from NVHS in 1983. Immediately following high school I attended Bellingham Technical Colleges' Licensed Practical Nursing Program. After working for 6 years in long term care, I arrived once again in the Nooksack Valley School District.
I worked for several years as a LPN for the district before returning to school to earn my Registered Nursing degree. I graduated from Whatcom Community College in 2000, the University of Washington in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and in 2004 I earned a Masters in Education from Cambridge College. Also in 2004, I became a Nationally Certified School Nurse.
I have been an active member of the School Nurse Organization of Washington for the past 15 years. I have served on the snow board as area 1 representative, Vice President, President, and currently am the NASN Director.
My learning continues daily in the Nooksack Valley School District. I learn from the kids, families, and staff that I have the opportunity to work with on a daily basis.