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Congratulations to the 2020-2021 WVASN School Nurse of the Year!

West Virginia Association of School Nurses would like to congratulate Jenny Lilly as the 2020 School Nurse of the Year. Jenny is described by co-workers as “highly skilled, extremely knowledgeable and a compassionate team player”. She has spent over a decade as a school nurse in Mercer County. Prior to school nursing, Jenny spent time in long term care, intensive care, and also in global health living in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

Jenny’s accomplishments include National Board Certification and Past President of the West Virginia Association of School Nurses. Further, she is a certified American Heart Association First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor and a trained Boy Scout Leader. Jenny worked to ensure her county has stock epinephrine in schools and assisted in writing a head lice policy for Mercer County which aligned with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Additionally, as a strong proponent of mental health, Jenny is working to develop a mental health program for her county and presented strategies to staff on Compassion Fatigue.

When Jenny’s nursing hat is set aside, she enjoys reading and is actively involved with her church. Her sons, Ryan and Haju, keep their momma busy with sports and Boy Scouts. She continues to be a world traveler, visiting her husband in Africa as often as time will allow.

Congratulations Jenny on your accomplishments!

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model

The WSCC model, is CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools.   The WSCC model is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. The WSCC model has 10 components:

  • Physical education and physical activity.
  • Nutrition environment and services.
  • Health education.
  • Social and emotional school climate.
  • Physical environment.
  • Health services.
  • Counseling, psychological and social services.
  • Employee wellness.
  • Community involvement.
  • Family engagement.