Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Relentless School Nurse - In Conversation with Eileen Gavin, the Nurse Coach. My friendship with Eileen began in 2015 when I was a Johnson & Johnson School Health Fellow and she was a program mentor and community coach. The following year, I was invited back to join… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: In Conversation With Nurse Coach, Eileen Gavin!
Carolyn Corbi brings 31 years of teaching in an urban New Jersey school district to her work as a Priority Schools Consultant for the New Jersey Education Association. She is a fierce defender of public education and understands first-hand the power of the student/teacher relationship. Carolyn is also a champion for social justice and the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Circling Our Way out of Quarantined Times
I participated in an important discussion about the use of pronouns. The person who initiated the discussion wanted to understand the issue on a granular level. They were having a hard time wrapping their mind around the need to move beyond the binary categories of he and she. I listened intently as two colleagues worked… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Because Pronouns Are Important
Cissy White is a nationally known trauma-survivor expert. She uses her wide platform to speak out about having the voice of survivors included in all aspects of trauma work. As Cissy says, "It is not trauma informed, unless it is informed by trauma survivors." Cissy is also a writer, blogger, and community organizer. She speaks… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Cissy White – The Power and Passion of a Survivor
Author, journalist, researcher, science detective are just a few of the descriptors I can use to depict Donna Jackson Nakazawa. You may recognize her name from prior books, notably, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology And How You Can Heal. Donna is a gifted science storyteller. She translates complex biological processes seamlessly and describes… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Angel and the Assassin by Donna Jackson Nakazawa