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Health Services

Stephanie Brown - RN, BSN, System-Wide School Nurse

Michelle Jefferson - RN, BSN System-Wide School Nurse

Jennifer Norton - RN, BSN, Coordinated School Health Coordinator 

Kristin Stetz - RN, System-Wide School Nurse


Kristen Fuller – Administrative Secretary

Phone: (423) 232-5380

School Nurses

Kristin Stetz, RN - Cherokee Elementary / System-Wide Nurse

Erin McPherson, RN - Fairmont Elementary

Brandy Nixon, RN - Lake Ridge Elementary School

Lindsay Hendricks, RN - Mountain View Elementary School

Michelle Jefferson, RN - North Side Elementary School / System-Wide Nurse

Charlene Phillips, RN - South Side Elementary School

Tatsiana Yavas, RN - Towne Acres Elementary School

Reagan Smythe, RN - Woodland Elementary School

Taylor Kohler, RN - Indian Trail Middle School

Laura McKinney, RN - Liberty Bell Middle School

Karen Gouge, RN - Science Hill High School

Jessica Meeks, RN - Science Hill High School

Rebecca Reaves, RN - Topper Academy

Amy Kostrzewa, RN - School Clinic Float Nurse


Physical Examinations and Immunization Requirements – Board Policy 6.402

Students entering school for the first time (preschool, kindergarten, first grade and other students for whom there is no health record) must have a physical examination done no earlier than August 1 of the year preceding the year of enrollment. This documentation must be presented by the time of entrance. All other new students and transfer student will have thirty (30) days to present the record of a physical examination by a physician or other health provider. The physical examination contained in the records from the student’s previous school will be acceptable. Students who do not provide proof of a complete, physical examination will be denied admission to school until the appropriate documentation is presented.

No student, including preschool, kindergarten or first grade, those from out-of-state and those from nonpublic schools, will be permitted to enroll and/or attend school without proof of immunizations, as defined by the Commissioner of Public Health except as allowed by the McKinney/Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001. It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to have their child(ren) immunized and to provide proof of immunization to the school which the student is to attend.

Exceptions will be granted to any student whose parent/guardian files with school authorities a signed, written statement that such measures conflict with the one of the following:

1. Their religious tenets and practices if in the absence of an epidemic or immediate threat of an epidemic; or

2. Due to medical reasons, if the student has a written statement from their doctor excusing them from the immunization.



Pediculosis (Head Lice) – Board Policy 6.4031

If live lice are found, you will be required to pick up your child from school. After treatment with a medicated shampoo and removal of all lice, the parent will be required to bring the child to school for a final check by the clinic nurse or school-based designee in order to be cleared to return to school. A student will be expected to met all requirements for treatment and return to school no later than two (2) days following exclusion for head lice.