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Letter from the Nurse

Dear Families,

My primary goal is to provide the means for any student to attend school no matter what their health related issues may involve and to provide excellent nursing care for all students and staff. I want all students to experience a productive, rewarding, and healthy school experience.

My work experience over the past 35 years in various nursing specialties including labor and delivery,  neonatal intensive care, women’s health and pediatrics contribute to a substantial body of knowledge which greatly benefits my practice as a school nurse.

I am a graduate of San Diego State University where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Public Health. I later returned to school completing my BSN, California School Health Services credential, Public Health certificate and Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialization in School Health. My husband and I have 5 children ranging from ages 16 to 31, a lovely daughter-in-law, and 2 beautiful grandchildren.   Two of my children have followed me into the health care field. My oldest son is a surgical resident at UCSD and my oldest daughter is a registered nurse working at UCSD as well.

When I am not at work my favorite things to do are spending time with my family, traveling, reading, organic gardening, and cooking. For the past 5 summers I have volunteered with my youngest son in Latin America doing medical work, teaching, and working in orphanages. My experiences in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Ecuador have been amazing, exciting, and very rewarding.

It is my sincere wish for all students to achieve and maintain their greatest level of health possible. To that end, I offer evidence-based health related advice daily to our students, families, and staff and try to set the best example of health consciousness in my own personal life. Please keep me informed of any health related challenges your student may be experiencing. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s health, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Best wishes to your very good health and a productive and rewarding school year.


Lisa Schaerer, RN, MSN