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Health Services

Celia Flanigan BSN, MS, RN , NCSN 
Coordinator 
Nursing Services 
303-387-0266

Gina Burnett 
Administrative Assistant 
Health and Wellness 
303-387-0260

United States
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-387-0260

Nursing Services supports the District's initiatives of Choice, World-Class Education and System Performance by providing for the needs of students, with emphasis on those with health challenges, so that all students have an equal opportunity to fulfill these priorities.
 

The current enrollment for The Douglas County School District is just over 67,000 students. More than half of our students claim at least one health condition on their student record.

DCSD Health Statistics

ASTHMA
6,645 students

DIABETES
217 students

HEAD INJURY/CONCUSSION
2,680 students 

LIFE THREATENING ALLERGIES
4,506 students 

SEIZURE DISORDERS
499 students

 

School Nurse Consultant Role in Schools
School Nurse Consultants manage students with significant health concerns at individual schools, including elementary, secondary, charter, preschools, before and after child care programs, summer sessions and ChildFind.  The goal of the School Nurse Consultant is to work closely with parents, health care providers, school staff and others to coordinate the health care of the student.  School Nurse Consultants also provide direct services as needed by training and delegating to personnel working with students identified as having complex medical needs.

Collaboration with Special Education
School Nurse Consultants are an integral part of the Special Education Team and are responsible for a portion of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) that pertains to the students' health.  The School Nurse Consultant attends school team meetings and IEP meetings of students with complex health issues to insure the implementation of necessary accommodations for students. This includes the responsibility for students needing individual health care plans (HCPs) and 504 plans written in accordance with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act for a medical reason.  
 

 

Find Your School Nurse Consultant

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Castle View High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Academy Charter School Brittney Black, RN (303) 660-4881 N/A
Aspen View Charter School Brittney Black, RN (720) 733-3436 N/A
Castle View High School Stacey Barlow, RN (303) 387-9040 (720) 284-9825
Castle Rock Middle School Heidi Wing, RN (303) 387-1312 (720) 584-5244
Clear Sky Elementary Meagan Boyne, RN (303) 387-5880 (303) 519-3907
Larkspur Elementary Stacey Barlow, RN (303) 387-9040 (720) 284-9825
Meadow View Elementary Meagan Boyne, RN (303) 387-5880 (303) 519-3907
Sedalia Elementary Amanda Lytton, RN (303) 387-5010 (720) 660-4038
Soaring Hawk Elementary Erika Raschkes, RN (303) 387-5880 (720) 291-3426

Chaparral High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Challenge To Excellence Charter Debbie Smith, RN (303) 841-9816 (720) 507-0841
Chaparral High School Sandy Adams, RN (303) 387-3549 (303) 519-3913
Cherokee Trail Elementary Meredith Becker, RN (303) 519-3912 (303) 519-3912
Global Village Academy Mary Schmitt, RN (720) 476-8044 N/A
Parker Core Knowledge Charter Debbie Smith, RN (303) 804-7070 (720) 507-0841
Mammoth Heights Elementary Meredith Becker, RN (303) 519-3912 (303) 519-3912
North Star Academy Mary Schmitt, RN (303) 387-3572 (720) 291-3054
Pine Grove Elementary Mary Schmitt, RN (303) 387-3572 (720) 291-3054
Pine Lane Primary/Intermediate Heather Bellovary, RN (303) 495-4776 (303) 495-4776
Prairie Crossing Elementary Mary Schmitt, RN (303) 387-3572 (720) 291-3054
Sierra Middle School Heather Bellovary, RN (303) 495-4776 (303) 495-4776

Douglas County High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Castle Rock Elementary Amanda Lytton, RN (303) 387-5010 (720) 660-4038
Cherry Valley Elementary Nikki Symms-Taylor, RN (303) 387-4031 (303) 335-6306
Douglas County High School Allison Strawn, RN (303) 387-1003 (720) 291-3426
Flagstone Elementary Beth Mackin, RN (303) 387-4765 (303) 519-3918
Mesa Middle School Beth Mackin, RN (303) 387-4765 (303) 519-3918
Rock Ridge Elementary Beth Mackin, RN (303) 387-4765 (303) 519-3918
Sage Canyon Elementary Erika Raschkes, RN (720) 433-0110 (720) 291-3426
South Ridge Elementary Meagan Boyne, RN (303) 387-5880 (303) 519-3907
World Compass Academy Jenny Garland, RN (303) 814-5200 (214) 707-1716

Highlands Ranch High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Acres Green Elementary Christina Stragey, RN (303) 387-6201 (720) 290-0947
Arrowwood Elementary Monica Hornick, RN (720) 584-2511 (720) 584-2511
Cresthill Middle School Marilyn Mehringer, RN (303) 387-2870 (303) 519-3917
Cougar Run Elementary Marilyn Mehringer, RN (303) 387-2870 (303) 519-3917
Eagle Ridge Elementary Marilyn Mehringer, RN (303) 387-2870 (303) 519-3917
Fox Creek Elementary Monica Hornick, RN (720) 584-2511 (720) 584-2511
Highlands Ranch High School Adriana Hatch, RN (303) 387-2503 (303) 968-9788
Platte River Academy Dianne Nugen, RN (303) 221-1070 N/A
SkyView Academy Debbie Bradley, RN (303) 471-8439 (303) 359-9553

Legend High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Cimarron Middle School Jennifer Ott, RN (720) 433-1329 (303) 906-8288
Frontier Valley Elementary Jennifer Ott, RN (720) 433-1329 (303) 906-8288
Gold Rush Elementary Becky Fuller, RN (303) 387-7770 (720) 660-4040
Iron Horse Elementary Becky Fuller, RN (303) 387-7770 (720) 660-4040
Legend High School Siri Morken, RN
(303) 387-4538
(720) 660-4039
Pioneer Elementary Becky Fuller, RN (303) 387-7770 (720) 660-4040

Mountain Vista High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Bear Canyon Elementary Cheryl Tabor, RN (303) 519-3916 (303) 519-3916
Copper Mesa Elementary Laura Phillips, RN (303) 387-2036 (303) 815-8418
Heritage Elementary Cheryl Tabor, RN (303) 519-3916 (303) 519-3916
Mountain Ridge Middle School Natalie Smith, RN (303) 387-1988 (720) 291-3188
Mountain Vista High School Mary Evensen, RN (303) 387-1733 (720) 880-8322
Northridge Elementary Natalie Smith, RN (303) 387-1988 (720) 291-3188
Sand Creek Elementary Kelli Mueller, RN (303) 387-2426 (303) 519-3923
Summit View Elementary Natalie Smith, RN (303) 387-1988 (720) 291-3188

Ponderosa High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Franktown Elementary Nikki Symms-Taylor, RN (303) 387-4031 (303) 335-6306
Legacy Point Elementary Nikki Symms-Taylor, RN (303) 387-4031 (303) 335-6306
Mountain View Elementary Amy Guillen, RN (303) 387-4477 (303) 815-8419
Northeast Elementary Amy Guillen, RN (303) 387-4477 (303) 815-8419
Ponderosa High School Nikki Symms- Taylor,RN (303) 387-4031 (303) 335-6306
Sagewood Middle School Amy Guillen, RN (303) 387-4477 (303) 815-8419

Rock Canyon High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
American Academy - Castle Pines Elizabeth Hinz, RN (720) 292-5200 N/A
American Academy - Parker Elizabeth Hinz, RN (720) 292-5600 N/A
Buffalo Ridge Elementary Peggy Brown, RN (303) 387-3327 (303) 519-3921
DCS Montessori
Leah Wyckoff, RN  
Linda Oustecky, RN
(303) 387-5625
(303) 522-8824
(303) 332-3207
Redstone Elementary Stephanie Walter, RN (303) 387-3050 (303) 927-9488
Rock Canyon High School Stephanie Walter, RN (303) 387-3050 (303) 927-9488
Rocky Heights Middle School Peggy Brown, RN (303) 387-3327 (303) 519-3921
Timber Trail Elementary Heidi Wing, RN (303) 387-1312 (720) 584-5244
Wildcat Mountain Elementary Amanda Lytton, RN (303) 387-5010 (720) 660-4038

ThunderRidge High School Feeder

School: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Benjamin Franklin Academy Dianne Nugen, RN (720) 383-4519  x103 N/A
Coyote Creek Elementary Christina Stragey, RN (303) 387-6201 (720) 290-0947
Eldorado Elementary Kelli Mueller, RN (303) 387-2426 (303) 519-3908
Ranch View Middle School Kelli Mueller, RN (303) 387-2426 (303) 519-3908
Roxborough Primary/Intermediate Debbie Suzuki, RN (303) 387-6006 (720) 391-5614
Saddle Ranch Elementary Debbie Suzuki, RN (303) 387-6006 (720) 391-5614
STEM Karen Lewis, RN (303) 683-7836  
Stone Mountain Elementary Cheryl Tabor, RN (303) 519-3916 (303) 519-3916
ThunderRidge High School Laura Phillips, RN (303) 387-2036 (303) 815-8418
Trailblazer Elementary Christina Stragey, RN (303) 387-6246 (720) 290-0947

Other DCSD Schools and Programs

School/Program: School Nurse Consultant: Office: Cell:
Academy Charter Homeschool - Castle Rock Brittney Black, RN (303) 660-4881 N/A
Academy Charter Homeschool - Highlands Ranch Brittney Black, RN (303) 660-4881 N/A
Academy Charter Homeschool - Parker Brittney Black, RN (303) 660-4881 N/A
Bridge Program - Castle Rock Allison Strawn, RN (303) 387-1003 (720) 291-3426
Bridge Program - Highlands Ranch Debbie Suzuki, RN (303) 387-6006 (720) 391-5614
Bridge Program - Parker Siri Morken, RN (303) 387-4538 (720) 660-4039
Cantril Preschool Karin Gardner, RN (303) 387-0834 (303) 519-3923
ChildFind -Highlands Ranch Karin Gardner, RN (303) 387-0834 (303) 519-3923
ChildFind - Castle Rock Karin Gardner, RN (303) 387-0834 (303) 519-3923
ChildFind - Parker Karin Gardner, RN (303) 387-0834 (303) 519-3923
Cloverleaf Home Education Heidi Wing, RN (303) 387-1312 (720) 584-5244
Daniel C. Oakes High School Erika Raschkes, RN (303) 387-5010 (720) 291-3426
Eagle Academy (Night High School) Adriana Hatch, RN (303) 387-2503 (303) 968-9788
Early Childhood Center - North Karin Gardner, RN (303) 387-0834 (303) 519-3923
Early Childhood Center - South Karin Gardner, RN (303) 387-0834 (303) 519-3923
eDCSD Meredith Becker, RN (303) 519-3912 (303) 519-3912
Lone Tree Elementary Magnet School Monica Hornick, RN (720) 584-2511 (720) 584-2511
Plum Creek Academy Adriana Hatch, RN (303) 387-2503 (303) 968-9788
Renaissance Elementary Magnet School Amanda Lytton, RN (303) 387-5010 (720) 660-4038

Health Assistants
Most schools have an identified person, called the Health Assistant, who carries out the medical duties for a limited time during the day.  Other office staff members help fill this role in the absence of the Health Assistant.  The Nursing Services provides oversight of the Health Assistants and other school personnel who are available to respond to the immediate health needs of students.

Typically, Health Assistants and other office staff members are not medical professionals.  School Nurse Consultants provide general training and safety plans involving first aid training and the care of sick children who come to the classroom teacher or office staff with a health need.  The office staff is also supplied with a Health Guidelines Manual that specifies actions for a variety of medical situations.

Homebound education is a temporary programming option for all K-12 students.

The ultimate purpose of the Homebound education program is to prevent interruption in the student's participation in academic curriculum while they are unable to attend a brick and mortar school. Homebound education is personalized for each student and a plan will be developed by all involved stakeholders.  For more information about the program and how to apply, please click here.