Health Services

“A child must be healthy to learn… A child must learn to be healthy.”

Nurse Information

EASD Employs four Certified School Nurses (full-time, RN, baccalaureate degree, certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education) and six health technicians (part-time, RN or LPN) to provide health room coverage for the full student day in every school.

The primary role of the Certified School Nurse is to support student learning.  This is accomplished by coordinating state mandated health programs and by handling illness and injury that occurs while the child is in school.  The Health Room is not a medical clinic.  The nurse will not diagnose illness or injury, but will provide basic first aid and carry out written doctor’s orders as necessary.  Every attempt will be made to communicate with parents/guardians regarding health concerns.  The nurse also serves as a resource on many health related issues.

School Nurses

Ephrata High School Ephrata Middle/
Intermediate School
Fulton & Highland Elementary Clay & Akron Elementary
Amy Strayer-Gray
RN, BSN, CSN
Sharon Schaeffer
RN, BSN, MEd. CSN, Supervisor
Shanan Shortuse
RN, BSN, CSN
OMPH
Amy Potts
RN, BSN, CSN
Grace Point Academy; Ephrata Mennonite School

Health Technicians

Ephrata High School Ephrata Middle/ Intermediate School Fulton & Highland Elementary Clay Elementary Akron Elementary
Cathy Ober
LPN
Laura Kromer
RN
Rita Richard
RN
Greta Stoner
LPN
Carol Nolt
LPN