Linda Wood has worked as a school nurse for eight years. She currently works for Aurora Public Schools as a preschool nurse and childcare health consultant at Meadowood Child Development Center.
Linda is an expert at integrating her knowledge of complex health needs and dissecting out each detail for MCDC staff. She assists them in understanding complex medical diagnoses and procedures and integrating these into a comprehensive IHP, IEP, or 504.
She is a natural leader and serves as a district expert and resource for preschool rules, regulations and licensing as well as APS district policy and guidelines. Linda is a fierce advocate for children’s health and safety as evidenced by her involvement with her special services team and preschool administration.
Linda has presented at the Parent Coffees on topics of interest such as summer safety, insect bites, health eating, sugar education, portion control, etc. She heads the “Healthy Way to Grow” committee at Meadowood and updates the staff with a health-focused bulletin board and weekly emails on the topic of healthy eating.
Linda created a program called Sneezy Louisey for germ education. She took the time to visit each classroom with a self-created puppet to explain the importance of reducing the spread of germs in the classroom environment. During these presentations, she also sings and plays the guitar and has a great time teaching kids. The children are fully engaged and learn valuable skills to avoid spreading germs.
We also recognize Linda for being a member of the CASN Legislative Committee and an advocate for CASN.