Little Miami School Nurses

Jessi Knochel MSN, RN, LSN           Michelle Sedlatscheck, BS, RN, NCSN
School Nurse - Salem 3 & 4   School Nurse - Salem PreK & K  
899-5275 ext. 45470    899-5275 ext. 45463  
Wendy Gordon, BSN, RN, CSN   Jodie Reynolds, RN  
School Nurse - Harlan-Butlerville   Clinic Nurse - Hamilton-Maineville  
899-5200 ext. 35431   899-4760 ext. 40428  
Kelly Simmerman, RN       Candace Jones, RN  
Clinic Nurse - Intermediate   Clinic Nurse - Junior High  
899-2334 ext. 30418   899-3408 ext. 25429  
Deborah Smith, RN      
Clinic Nurse - High School      
899-3781 ext. 20402      

School nurses are available daily to our students and staff to provide first aid, illness care, psycho social support, health screenings, and programs for disease prevention and health promotion.

All district nurses maintain current CPR and First Aid training as. Several nurses also maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification through the American Heart Association. 

School Health Services

A registered nurse is available each day to attend to student medical needs and to assist in creating a healthy, safe learning environment.

Generally, we do not contact parents regarding clinic visits such as scraped knees, stomach ache, need for a Band-Aid, and other minor, routine events. Examples of when we notify parents/guardians to pick the student up from school include those listed below. If we cannot reach the parents/guardians, we call the contacts the parents have listed on the student’s emergency medical form. Photo ID is required to release any student.

Reasons to keep a student home:

Fever > 100 degrees F    Contagious illness (pink eye, flu, etc.) 
Vomiting Diarrhea
Head Trauma Illness/injury/symptoms requiring medical attention


We encourage parents to keep the building nurse and teacher aware of any health concerns to ensure the best care for your student.

Over-the-counter products that may be used in the clinic include, Eucerin hand lotion, Vaseline for chapped lips, Caladryl lotion for itchy rashes, Anbesol for mouth sores or tooth pain, cough drops and Tums for minor stomachaches are available with verbal consent by a parent/guardian. Any other prescription or over-the-counter medication requires a physician order and parent consent. See the Medication Administration link at left for district policies and information.

Vision and hearing screenings are conducted per Ohio Department of Health guidelines at grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. A referral will be mailed home if the student fails the screening.

Please contact the building nurse if you need assistance and resources.