FDS1 nurses honored
Florence School District One recognized its school nurses in celebration of National School Nurse Day last week.
Many Florence One staff members echoed sentiments expressed in South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s proclamation which emphasizes how the services of school nurses benefit students in the local schools.
“While many of today’s students require care in school for increasingly complex and life-threatening health problems, families should feel confident that the health needs of all students are met while in the school setting,” said McMaster.
“School nurses act as a liaison to the school community, families, and healthcare providers on behalf of children’s health by providing wellness and improving health outcomes,” the proclamation continued.
McMaster also noted, “Nurses understand the link between health and learning, and are in a position to make a positive difference for children every day.”
“Nurse Jennifer McCracken has served as a school nurse for four years and before that, she was a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse. This is her first year serving at Carver Elementary, and we are thrilled to have her here because she has a heart for children,” said Mary Smith, faculty member at Carver Elementary.
“Healthy children learn better, thanks to our school nurses Beth Holzbach and Stacey Porzio who care for our children at John W. Moore,” said Robbie Crowley of the Moore staff.
“The care that the school nurse provides helps our teachers to focus on their jobs of teaching children,” said Timrod Elementary Principal Michelle McBride. “We are fortunate to have Tammy Kale as our health care professional here at the school.”
“Tiffany Edwards, the school nurse at Lucy T. Davis Elementary, is a great asset to our students and staff! She has a nurturing and caring demeanor at all times and we are blessed to have her,” said Sonya Graves, principal at Lucy T. Davis Elementary.