Meet the Nurses
The School Nurse
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate
positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning. (NASN, 1999)
About the Certified School Nurses....
Hello, my name is Pam Ross. I am a certified school nurse for Greensburg Salem. I have been with the district since 2000. I received my BSN and school nurse certification from Carlow University and have been an RN for over 30 years. I have worked at multiple buildings throughout the district, and have been at the middle school for the last few years. I look forward to getting to know your child and family. I hope to help them become the healthiest student they can be.
Hello! My name is Terri Fontanazza. I am the school nurse for Metzgar Elementary. I have 4 children who are all grown up now, and I have 3 grandchildren and 1 on the way.
I have been a nurse for 39 years. I worked for many years at Westmoreland Manor before coming into the school setting. I have been at Metzgar 11 years now. I always knew I wanted to work with children, ever since I was in nursing school.I really enjoy helping and taking care of all the students in my school. Being a nurse has been such a rewarding career for me.
Hi! My name is Diane Sturnick, and I am the newest addition to the Greensburg Salem family. I'm currently working as the school nurse at Greensburg Salem High School. I received my BSN from Villa Maria College, now part of Gannon University, and my MSN from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
A majority of my nursing practice has been in Child Psychiatry and as an Educator.
I was trained in Structural Family Therapy at a University of Pennsylvania Hospital. I have a private therapy practice called Life Guidance of Greensburg.
I was honored to receive the Innovations in Education Award from Mental Health America in 2011.
I am a founding member of PFLAG Greensburg and Sage's Army.
I love to sing and belong to the Westmoreland Choral Society.
My favorite hobby just might be feeding people with homemade Italian food.