Nursing and Health Services

Name Position Email Phone
Katelyn Quinn East Falmouth School Nurse [email protected] (508) 548-1052 x7204
Melissa Cavanaugh Meau Mullen-Hall School Nurse [email protected] (508) 548-0220 x 417
Pamela Coakley North Falmouth School Nurse [email protected] (508) 563-2334 x321
Mary Kate Petrucci Teaticket School Nurse [email protected] (508) 548-1550 x104
Meg McArdle Morse Pond School Nurse [email protected] (508) 548-7300 x426
Jennifer Reissfelder Lawrence School Nurse [email protected] (508) 548-0606 x504
Lynn Duquette Falmouth High School Nurse [email protected] (508) 540-2200 x3091
Sharon O'Connor Falmouth High School Nurse [email protected] (508) 540-2200 x3091
Emma Butterbrodt Float Nurse [email protected] (508) 540-2200 x 3091
Tiffany Lemmon Health Assistant [email protected] Morse Pond School
Carol Chamberlain Health Assistant [email protected] Elementary Schools
Kerryn Turner Health Assistant [email protected] Lawrence School

The Falmouth Public school community recognizes the importance of a healthy mind and body in order to achieve academic success. To fulfill this commitment to our town’s children, there are a variety of school employees working to meet the needs of your child. Each of the seven schools in the district has a full time registered nurse on-site. There is also a health assistant in each school who works with the school nurses to provide basic first aid, screenings and clerical help. The school nurses play a vital role in the health and well-being of your child. The nurses are an experienced group of professionals who are licensed by both the Board of Registration in Nursing and by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The nurses manage and treat health issues throughout the day with a focus on having your child return to class feeling well and able to learn. Every interaction with your child involves teaching/education about their specific health care needs. We see a range of health related issues – from the child in need of a few moments of reassurance to a life threatening situation that requires competent nursing assessment with skilled treatment and follow-up. We collaborate closely with families, teachers, and administrators to ensure the well-being of your student.

The Falmouth school nurses support learning and safety in many ways such as:

  • Skilled assessment of specific health care needs- evaluation for illness, blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar results, medication administration, injury, emergencies, mental health issues, etc. – all on a daily basis.
  • We initiate and receive communication from families, health care providers, and teaching staff.
  • We keep health records on each of our students which include copies of physical exams, immunizations, and school screening as per state law.
  • In collaboration with families, we attend meetings with our guidance, special education and teaching departments to share knowledge of the medical needs of students.

It is our hope that you will contact your child’s school nurse about any health related concerns you may have. We look forward to working with you to support the health needs of your child.