I am currently a school nurse at Bayou View Middle School in the Gulfport School District where I serve over 900 students. I have also been an elementary school nurse for 17 years, a skills lab manager at Mississippi Gulfcoast Community College, and taught Community Health as an adjunct faculty member at William Carey University in Biloxi, MS. While currently serving as the NASN Director for Mississippi, I am also a member of the South Mississippi School Nurse Association (SMSNA) and the Mississippi School Nurse Association (MSNA). Past leadership positions include President of SMSNA, Continuing Education Co-Chair of MSNA, and Legislative Liaison of MSNA. I currently serve as a member of the MSNA Executive Committee. School nursing is my passion and I enjoy collaborating with students, family, staff, community, and health care providers to ensure that students are safe, healthy and ready to learn.