|Regan Finlaw, 12:1:3:1 Nurse
Regan Finlaw has been a substitute nurse in our district for 4 years prior to becoming full time in the 12:1:3:1 room. Prior to becoming the 12:1:3:1. school nurse, she was at Mountain View pediatrics for 10years. Regan received her LPN degree from CV-Tec in 2002 and her RN degree from excelsior college in 2017. Regan was born in Baytown, TX but returned to her family’s hometown, of Peru, when she was 4. Regan is a 1998 graduate of Peru. Her 2 children attend Peru Middle and High School. She is Happily Married to Jason for 17 years. She enjoys traveling, baking, and spending all of her free time with her husband and children. Regan Is looking forward to a long happy career in the Peru District. Mrs. Finlaw can be contacted at (518)643-6106.
|Zetra Bruso RN, District Float Nurse
I am a graduate of Peru High school. I’ve been a registered nurse for nearly 20 years, with a broad range of extensive nursing experience. Including Oncology Medical surgical inpatient, pediatrics, Palliative care and long term care management. For the past 6 years I’ve been working in multiple local school districts before making Peru my home. I enjoy working with children promoting healthy habits that contribute to their growth and development through the grade school years. I welcome communication from parents to ensure each student’s medical needs are met.
My name is Scott Coleman and I am very excited to be working in the school system. I have dreamed about it for years. I am originally from Louisiana, but moved up to Plattsburgh in 1994 where I first started working as a nurse at Clinton County Nursing Home. I have had the privilege of working in numerous types of nursing fields since then including medical-surgical, cardiac, management, primary care, clinical education, dept. of corrections, health department, and my favorite, Pediatrics and post-partum. My original associate’s nursing degree came from Louisiana Tech University. I later obtained my bachelor’s in nursing from Excelsior College. My masters’ degree in healthcare administration came from RIT. I have 4 children from ages 6 to 21 and enjoy doing anything with them that pertains to the outdoors including hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing, hunting, biking, disc golf, etc. My job as a school nurse, much as a parent, will be to promote and maintain good health, mentally, physically, and emotionally so that the children can learn, socialize, and grow into the best versions of themselves they can be.
|Kathy Ames, Middle School Nurse
Kathy Ames spent 20 years working in the Engineering field before becoming a Registered Nurse. She graduated cum laude with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Clinton Community College. Kathy started her nursing career as a medical/surgical nurse at CVPH. She later worked as a substitute nurse in several area school districts including Peru, then became our full-time Seton/District nurse. In that position, she gained experience in each of the health offices throughout our district for 4 ½ years, then moved into the Middle School health office full-time at the start of the 2019-2020 school year to focus on our students in grades 6-8. Kathy feels that healthy kids make better learners, and it is the role of the school nurses to help kids reach their potential through health promotion. She can be contacted at (518) 643-6306.
|Kathy Bedard, Primary School Nurse
My name is Kathy Bedard and I have worked at Peru Elementary school for 14 years. I love working with children and enjoy seeing them smile. I have worked with community members to coordinate the Primary health fair yearly. I worked at CVPH and Clinton County Health Department for the past 28 years. I graduated from Plattsburgh State with a baccalaureate degree in Nursing. Stay well and healthy. (518)-643-6106
|Jocelyn Hart, High School Nurse
My name is Josi Hart. I am transitioning into school nursing from being a nurse at CVPH for the last 10 years. I started off my nursing career on one of the medical surgical units. Then furthered my experience in the operating room and with home health. I have a bachelors in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. I am looking forward to working with all the students, teachers and parents and learning my new role as a school nurse. She can be contacted at(518)643-6442.