Sherry is a parent and nurse running for Board of Education in Grand Island. As a medical professional, Sherry knows first-hand the mental health impact that students have faced in the last two years. As a mom, she knows what the learning loss looks like. Most importantly, she knows what it's like when parents don't have a voice. We are happy to support Sherry for the Grand Island Board of Education this year!
My name is Sherry Steffans, a mother of 4 GI children. I am a registered nurse and currently work as a full time school nurse and a part time ER nurse at a local hospital. Working with children throughout the pandemic has opened my eyes to the many mental health care needs there are. I decided to further my knowledge and expertise by going back to school for my masters degree.
My current educational focus and research is on programs that will open dialogue with students surrounding mental health and to utilize interventions to reduce mental health challenges. Additionally, I want to work with schools, parents and our community to create positive connections. I value our teachers and staff and believe they should be supported. Providing our teachers with the support and resources they need will prevent burnout and promote student academic success.