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Letter from the Nurse

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at La Jolla Elementary School. My primary goal is to provide the means for any student to attend school no matter what their health related challenges 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 complete 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 18 to 33, 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 completing his last year of residency in the department of head and neck surgery at UCSD and my oldest daughter is a registered nurse working in the surgical oncology/progressive care unit at UCSD as well.

When I am not at work I love to spend time with my family, travel, read, garden, and cook. For the past 5 summers I have volunteered with an international volunteer organization with my youngest son in Latin America, working in medical settings, orphanages, teaching, and on other projects. My experiences in Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Argentina, and Colombia have been enriching, gratifying, humbling 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. I am on campus on Mondays and Thursdays this year, and am also available by email throughout the week.

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

Lisa Schaerer, MSN, RN

La Jolla Elementary School, Monday and Thursday 
P. (858) 454-7196  F. (858) 459-6918 

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