For those who do not know me, I graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1979. December 28, 1979 I married my high school sweetheart, Barry. When I moved to Jacksonville, NC, in 1980 to join my husband who was serving in the United States Marine Corps, I began working at Onslow Memorial Hospital as the charge nurse for the medical-surgical unit. Moving back to Washington in 1982 my career took me through home care, hospice home care, administration at the University of Pittsburgh in a cancer research group and then back to The Washington Hospital in oncology, and finally I was the first nurse hired in Radiation Oncology when the department opened in 1989. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003 from Waynesburg University and my School Nurse Certification from LaRoche College. I was a substitute for Trinity and then was hired full time here at South in 2004. I have one daughter, Laura, and a 2 granddaughters. My first born 12-24-2016 named Wynter! My new granddaughter born July 29, 2020 is Genevieve! Wynter and Genevieve are growing fast. Wynter is in PreK here at South.
Trinity South is my home. My daughter attended here from Second grade on. She graduated from THS in 2010. South is the best kept secret in the district. Our teachers are dedicated professionals, and the support staff is the most conscientious I have ever seen. Many great things are happening here. Our PSSA scores were the highest of all the 4 elementary's. We are excited our students did so well. Of course without the amazing teachers and paraprofessionals at South this would not have been a reality. I welcome, and encourage you to call me at 724-225-7490 extension 3503 at any time. I am here to serve you and your family.
The following quotes are things I believe and serve to guide me in my care. I am not a nurse, a nurse is who I am, it is all I ever wanted to be. With God's grace I have served in my profession for 41 years and hope to continue for more years to come.
"Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." Rita Pierson
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia