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The school nurse's primary function is to strengthen the educational process through interventions and protection of the health status of children.

As a member of the student's professional team, the school nurse works with the school staff and parents to identify students with health concerns and design individual or special programs for those students.

A strong partnership between the home and the school will help ensure that children are educated in a safe, healthy, and secure environment.

Miriam Atchison

Contact Your School Nurse When:

  • You have concerns or questions about your student's health.
  • You want information about health care services in the community.
  • You need a referral to a healthcare provider.
  • You need to discuss healthy choices for your family.
  • You need dental care for your child.
  • Your child's school attendance starts to change.

School Nurses

Artondale Elementary

Nanci Powell

Nanci Powell

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
powelln@psd401.net
AES (253) 530-1123
HRMS (253) 530-1923

Nanci has over 12 years of experience as a school nurse in Washington State. She assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency care plans, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school. Nanci is the nurse for Artondale Elementary School and Harbor Ridge Middle School.

Sherrelyn Lauer

Sherrelyn Lauer

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
lauers@psd401.net
253-530-1124

Sherrelyn Lauer works in the health room and has been an experienced paraeducator in the school setting prior to becoming a health technician  She helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Discovery Elementary

Sheena Denney

Sheena Denney

MSN, RN, SCHOOL NURSE
denneys@psd401.net
253-514-0885

Sheena Denney is an ESA certificated school nurse with the Peninsula School District. She has community health nursing experience with the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department and has her Masters Degree in Nursing. Sheena assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency care plans, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school.  Sheena is the nurse for Kopachuck Middle School, Voyager Elementary School and Discovery Elementary School.

Katherine Seymour

Katherine Seymour

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
seymourk@psd401.net
(253) 530-1224

Katherine has worked in the Peninsula School District since 1994, starting as a substitute, then hired on in 1996 as  a Special Education Para-Educator. She has been working as a Health Technician in the district since 2005. She helps the sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medications and manages the clerical aspects of the health room.

Discovery Elementary Annex/Pioneer Elementary

Sally Blowers

Sally Blowers

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
blowerss@psd401.net
253-530-3524

Sally Blowers has been a paraeducator in the district and now is the health technician at Discovery Annex. Sally helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.
 

Micki Hulscher

Micki Hulscher

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
hulscherm@psd401.net
HHE (253) 530-1823
GMS (253) 530-1623
PIONEER (253) 530-3524

Micki Hulscher has been a school nurse for Peninsula School District since 1991. She is a registered nurse and has a master’s degree in public health. Micki assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency health care plans, and works closely with parents to provide safe care for students. Micki is the school nurse at Harbor Heights Elementary, and Goodman Middle School and Pioneer Elementary School.

Evergreen Elementary

Kris Girard

Kris Girard

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
girardk@psd401.net
EES (253) 530-1324
VES (253) 530-4723
KPMS (253) 530-4223
MES (253) 530-4322

Kristin Girard has been with the Peninsula School District since 2014. She comes with nine years of School Nursing Experience in Southwestern Washington. She is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of nursing experience in the hospital and community settings. Kristin assesses the health needs of students, writes an emergency care plan, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school. Kristin is the nurse for all schools on the Key Peninsula: Evergreen, Vaughn, Minter Creek, and Key Peninsula Middle School.
 

Sue Kingbury

Sue Kingbury

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
kingburys@psd401.net
(253) 530-1323

Sue Kingsbury has been the health technician at Evergreen Elementary School since 2007. Sue helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Harbor Heights Elementary

Micki Hulscher

Micki Hulscher

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
hulscherm@psd401.net
HHE (253) 530-1823
GMS (253) 530-1623
PIONEER (253) 530-3524

Micki Hulscher has been a school nurse for Peninsula School District since 1991. She is a registered nurse and has a master’s degree in public health. Micki assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency health care plans, and works closely with parents to provide safe care for students. Micki is the school nurse at Harbor Heights Elementary, and Goodman Middle School and Pioneer Elementary School.

Jeannine-McCurrie

Jeannine McCurrie

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
mccurriej@psd401.net
(253) 530-1824

Jeannine McCurrie has been working in the Peninsula School District in the office and health room.  Jeannine works as a health technician where she helps sick and injured students each day, administers medication, and manages the clerical aspects of the health room. Jeannine helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medications, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Minter Creek Elementary

 
Kris Girard

Kris Girard

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
girardk@psd401.net
EES (253) 530-1324
VES (253) 530-4723
KPMS (253) 530-4223
MES (253) 530-4322

Kristin Girard has been with the Peninsula School District since 2014. She comes with nine years of School Nursing Experience in Southwestern Washington. She is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of nursing experience in the hospital and community settings. Kristin assesses the health needs of students, writes an emergency care plan, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school. Kristin is the nurse for all schools on the Key Peninsula: Evergreen, Vaughn, Minter Creek, and Key Peninsula Middle School.

Gail-Carlson

Gail Carlson

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
carlsong@psd401.net
(253) 530-4323

Gail Carlson has worked in the Peninsula School District since 1991 and has been the health technician at Minter Creek Elementary since 2005. Gail helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Purdy Elementary

Miriam Atchison

Miriam Atchison

MSN, RN, SCHOOL NURSE
atchisonm@psd401.net
(253) 514-2806

Miriam has been a school nurse since 1997 and is a registered nurse with a Masters Degree in Nursing. She manages health programs, assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency health care plans and works closely with parents to provide safe care for students. She is the district lead nurse at the ESC and Purdy Elementary School.
 

Cindi Collamore

Cindi Collamore

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
collamorec@psd401.net
(253) 530-4624

Cindi Collamore has worked in the district as a special education para-educator and a health technician at Purdy. Cindi helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages the clerical work of the health room. She works closely with our school nurse for the health and safety of our students.

Vaughn Elementary

Kris Girard

Kris Girard

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
girardk@psd401.net
EES (253) 530-1324
VES (253) 530-4723
KPMS (253) 530-4223
MES (253) 530-4322

Kristin Girard has been with the Peninsula School District since 2014. She comes with nine years of School Nursing Experience in Southwestern Washington. She is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of nursing experience in the hospital and community settings. Kristin assesses the health needs of students, writes an emergency care plan, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school. Kristin is the nurse for all schools on the Key Peninsula: Evergreen, Vaughn, Minter Creek, and Key Peninsula Middle School.

Robyn Miller

Robyn Miller

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
millerre@psd401.net
(253) 530-4724

Robyn Miller works in the health room at Vaughn Elementary School. She has experience as a paraeducator in the school prior to becoming the health technician. Robyn helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Voyager Elementary

Sheena Denney

Sheena Denney

MSN, RN, SCHOOL NURSE
denneys@psd401.net
(253) 514-0885

Sheena Denney is an ESA certificated school nurse with the Peninsula School District. She has community health nursing experience with the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department and has her Masters Degree in Nursing. Sheena assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency care plans, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school.  Sheena is the nurse for Kopachuck Middle School, Voyager Elementary School and Discovery Elementary School.

Tina Theinert

Tina Theinert

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
theinertt@psd401.net
(253) 530-4824

Tina has been the health technician at Voyager since 2005. She helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medications and manages the clerical aspects of the health room. She works closely with our school nurse for the health and safety of our students.

Goodman Middle School

 
Micki Hulscher

Micki Hulscher

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
hulscherm@psd401.net
HHE (253) 530-1823
GMS (253) 530-1623
PIONEER (253) 530-3524

Micki Hulscher has been a school nurse for Peninsula School District since 1991. She is a registered nurse and has a master’s degree in public health. Micki assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency health care plans, and works closely with parents to provide safe care for students. Micki is the school nurse at Harbor Heights Elementary, and Goodman Middle School and Pioneer Elementary School.

Susie Berry

Susie Berry

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
berrys@psd401.net
(253) 530-1624

Susie has worked in Peninsula School District since 1999 and has been the health technician at Goodman since 2010. Susie helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Harbor Ridge Middle School

Nanci Powell

Nanci Powell

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
powelln@psd401.net
AES (253) 530-1123
HRMS (253) 530-1923

Nanci has over twelve years of experience as a school nurse in Washington State. She assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency care plans, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school. Nanci is the nurse for Artondale Elementary School and Harbor Ridge Middle School.

Karoline Sly

Karoline Sly

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
slyk@psd401.net
(253) 530-1924

Karoline Sly has worked in the district since 1998 and has been the health technician at Harbor Ridge Middle School since 2006. Karoline helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Key Peninsula Middle School

Kris Girard

Kris Girard

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
girardk@psd401.net
EES (253) 530-1324
VES (253) 530-4723
KPMS (253) 530-4223
MES (253) 530-4322

Kristin Girard has been with the Peninsula School District since 2014. She comes with nine years of School Nursing Experience in Southwestern Washington. She is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of nursing experience in the hospital and community settings. Kristin assesses the health needs of students, writes an emergency care plan, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school. Kristin is the nurse for all schools on the Key Peninsula: Evergreen, Vaughn, Minter Creek, and Key Peninsula Middle School.

Betty Kelley

Betty Kelley

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
kelleyb@psd401.net
(253) 530-4224

Betty Kelley has worked for the District since 1989. Betty has been the health technician at Key Peninsula Middle School since 2007. Betty helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Kopachuck Middle School

Sheena Denney

Sheena Denney

MSN, RN, SCHOOL NURSE
denneys@psd401.net
(253) 514-0885

Sheena Denney is an ESA certificated school nurse with the Peninsula School District. She has community health nursing experience with the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department and has her Masters Degree in Nursing. Sheena assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency care plans, and works closely with parents to assure student’s safety at school.  Sheena is the nurse for Kopachuck Middle School, Voyager Elementary School and Discovery Elementary School.

Sue Walker

Sue Walker

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
walkers@psd401.net
(253) 530-4124

Sue Walker has worked in the district since 2001 as a para-educator in a self-contained classroom and has been the health technician at Kopachuck Middle School since 2014. Sue helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages the clerical work of the health room. She works closely with our school nurse for the health and safety of our students.

Gig Harbor High School

Polly Schembs

Polly Schembs

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
schembsp@psd401.net
GHHS (253) 530-1423
HBHS (253) 530-1723
CTP (253) 530-1724

Polly Schembs has been with the school district since 2012.   Polly has a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and has an extensive background in Pediatrics.  Polly assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency health care plans, works closely with parents and directly with students to meet student health needs, contacts parents regarding health issues make referrals to health care providers and manages the health program for the school. She is the school nurse at Gig Harbor High School, Henderson Bay High School and Community Transition Program (CTP).

Valle Vincent

Valle Vincent

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
vincentv@psd401.net
(253) 530-1424

Valle Vincent has worked in the Peninsula School District since 1997and has been the health technician at Gig Harbor High School since 1998. Valle helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Henderson Bay High School

 
Polly Schembs

Polly Schembs

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
schembsp@psd401.net
GHHS (253) 530-1423
HBHS (253) 530-1723
CTP (253) 530-1724

Polly Schembs has been with the school district since 2012.   Polly has a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and has an extensive background in Pediatrics.  Polly assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency health care plans, works closely with parents and directly with students to meet student health needs, contacts parents regarding health issues make referrals to health care providers and manages the health program for the school. She is the school nurse at Gig Harbor High School, Henderson Bay High School and Community Transition Program (CTP).

Kristen Harkson

Kristen Harkson

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
harksonk@psd401.net
(253) 530-1724

Kristi Harkson has worked in the Peninsula School District since 2010 and has been the Health Technician at Henderson Bay High School since 2014. Kristi helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medications, and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Peninsula High School

Jocelyn Hanson

Jocelyn Hanson

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
hansonjm@psd401.net
(253) 530-4423

Jocelyn Hanson earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in 2010. She joined Peninsula School District in 2017 with 3 prior years of experience in school nursing. Jocelyn serves the students at Peninsula High School in assessing their health concerns and developing individualized health care plans for those with chronic health conditions. She works closely with staff members to ensure that student health needs are met in order to promote their success in school.

Virginia Hiser

Virginia Hiser

HEALTH TECHNICIAN
hiserv@psd401.net
(253) 530-4424

Virginia is the health technician at Peninsula High School.  She helps sick and injured students in the health room every day, administers medication and manages clerical aspects of the health room.

Community Transition Program

Polly Schembs

Polly Schembs

RN, SCHOOL NURSE
schembsp@psd401.net
GHHS (253) 530-1423
HBHS (253) 530-1723
CTP (253) 530-1724

Polly Schembs has been with the school district since 2012. Polly has a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and has an extensive background in Pediatrics.  Polly assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency health care plans, works closely with parents and directly with students to meet student health needs, contacts parents regarding health issues make referrals to health care providers and manages the health program for the school. She is the school nurse at Gig Harbor High School, Henderson Bay High School and Community Transition Program (CTP).

Educational Services Center

 

Miriam Atchison

Miriam Atchison

MSN, RN, SCHOOL NURSE
atchisonm@psd401.net
(253) 514-2806

Miriam has been a school nurse since 1997 and is a registered nurse with a Masters Degree in Nursing. She manages health programs, assesses the health needs of students, writes emergency health care plans and works closely with parents to provide safe care for students. She is the district lead nurse at the ESC and Purdy Elementary School.