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Health Services & Nurses

Mission Statement

"Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations" (ANA, 2010a, p.1; ANA,2010b, p.10).

Overview

The district employs seven certificated and registered nurses, and three licensed practical nurses to assist our students with health concerns and needs while they are at school. All of our nurses work with both general education students and those receiving special services. The nurses serve on the Health Services Committee that meets once a month to discuss issues that involve student health.

Meet Our Nurses

Staci Bilek

Staci Bilek

John Sedgwick Middle School, Mullenix Ridge, Office of Special Services

Staci graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University in 2010. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Human Development with a Family Systems emphasis. She has past nursing experience in Labor and Delivery and Geriatrics. She joined the SKSD Health Services team in 2011. 

April graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Sentara College of Health Sciences, VA in 2015. She has 15 years experience in the healthcare field as an Air Force Medic, and civilian EMT. Her nursing experience began as an Emergency Room nurse at Tacoma General, and she is now looking forward to her career as a School Nurse. April joined the SKSD Health Services team in 2017.

Tiffany Buckley

Tiffany Buckley

Safety & Security

COVID-19 Coordinator

Tiffany has been a registered nurse since 2004. She received her BSN from Western Governors University. Her nursing experience includes work in Geriatrics, Urology, Allergy and Immunology and with developmental disabilities. She has a passion for Endocrinology and volunteered for several years with Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes. Tiffany joined the SKSD Health Services Team in 2010.

Rebecca Chandler

Rebecca Chandler

Nurse
Discovery, Office of Special Services, South Colby, Sunnyslope

Discovery Alternative High School, Madrona Heights Developmental Preschool, South Colby Elementary, Sunnyslope Elementary

In 2005, Rebecca graduated with her Associate's degree in nursing from the College of the Sequoias in California.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Olympic College in 2011 and is currently working on earning her Master's degree in Nursing Leadership. Her past nursing experience includes orthopedic, neurological and medical-surgical floors and working as a charge nurse on her units.  Rebecca joined the SKSD Health Services team in 2017.
 

Jodi Freeman

Jodi Freeman

Nurse
Explorer Academy, Office of Special Services, South Kitsap HS

Explorer Academy, Orchard Heights Elementary, Marcus Whitman Middle School 

Jodi has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and graduated from nursing school in 2004. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Nursing at Grand Canyon University. Her past nursing experience was in Colorado in the Intensive Care Nursery and Pediatric Intensive Care. Jodi joined the SKSD Health Services team in 2018.

Jennifer Hogan

Jennifer Hogan

Nurse - LPN
Office of Special Services, South Kitsap HS

Medically Fragile Program.

Jen is a graduate of Santa Rosa Jr. College in California. She took her nursing state board exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1999. Her nursing experience includes; Orthopedics, Neurology, Trauma, Special Care Nursery, Lactation Support and Post Partum mother baby care. Since 2013 Jen has worked for the South Kitsap School District as a LPN in the special needs, medically fragile, life skills classrooms overseeing the medical needs of students.

Christina Koon

Christina Koon

Nurse

East Port Orchard Elementary, Manchester Elementary

Christina graduated with an Associates degree in nursing in 2019 from Olympic College and is currently working on earning her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Before becoming a nurse she worked in the medical field as an EMT, hyperbaric technician and orthopedic medical assistant. Chris joined the SKSD Health Services team in 2021

Sarah Long

Sarah Long

Nurse - LPN
East Port Orchard, Office of Special Services, South Colby

Burley Glenwood Elementary, Hidden Creek Elementary

Sarah graduated from Bellingham Technical College in 2012. Her nursing experience includes working in Acute Care in a Medical-Surgical unit at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, WA and Skilled Nursing specializing in Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, and Memory Care. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in nursing degree.  Sarah joined the SKSD Health Services team in 2018.  

Lisa Matala

Lisa Matala

Nurse
Cedar Heights Middle School, Office of Special Services, Sidney Glen

Cedar Heights Middle School, Sidney Glen Elementary

Lisa graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1988 and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University in 1992. Lisa joined the SKSD Health Services team in 1999. Lisa has prior nursing experience in Oregon and Washington as an Oncology, Hospice, and Medical Surgical nurse

Chris Meeker

Chris Meeker

Health Room Asst
Office of Special Services

Cedar Heights Middle School, John Sedgwick Middle School 
          
Chris began working for South Kitsap School District in 2006. Chris serves in a unique position, rotating daily as a health room assistant at the secondary level.

Nicole Oliver

Nicole Oliver

Nurse
Burley-Glenwood, Hidden Creek, Office of Special Services, Olalla

Burley Glenwood Elementary, Hidden Creek Elementary

Nicole graduated in 2019 from Olympic College with her Associate's degree in nursing and is currently working on earning her Bachelor's degree from Wester Governors University. Her nursing experience includes work in acute care on a medical-surgical floor at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA and emergency medicine at St. Michael's Hospital in Silverdale, WA. She also did some specialized work on a COVID unit in 2020. Before becoming a nurse she worked in the medical field as a medical assistant in urgent care, family practice, and specialty clinics. Nicole joined the SKSD Health Services team in 2021.

Lisa Salisbury

Lisa Salisbury

Nurse - LPN
Marcus Whitman Middle School, Office of Special Services, Orchard Heights

Marcus Whitman Middle School, Orchard Heights Elementary 

Lisa graduated from Bates Vocational Technical College as an LPN in 1980.  She started working at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital on the medical-surgical floors, as well as in the recovery room, short stay, pediatric progressive care, pediatric intensive care and the overflow NICU nursery.  Lisa's career went on to private practice working in well child care in both Federal Way and Gig Harbor. She became a pediatric clinic nurse, telephone, triage, and immunization coordinator, working closely with the Pierce County Health Department, advocating for pediatric immunizations. 

Kelly Winden

Kelly Winden

Nurse - LPN
Office of Special Services

Medically Fragile Program            

Kelly graduated from Clover Park Technical School as an LPN in 1985. She then worked as a charge nurse in a skilled nursing facility for 8 years. She joined the SKSD Health Services team in 2005, providing care to medically fragile students. Kelly also worked simultaneously with the Kitsap Juvenile Detention Center as a medication nurse in 2015.