Ms. White joins Belmont Hill as Director of Health Services after filling a similar role at the Shady Hill School. At Belmont Hill, Ms. White will lead the care of students and staff who are ill or injured during the school day. She will also support students who are sick at home and have injuries that will affect their school days. Ms. White grew up nearby in Cambridge and went on to receive an Associates Degree in Nursing from Bunker Hill Community College. She then recieve degrees in nursing from UMass Boston and in sociology from Wheaton College.
Ms. White says she always knew she was going to be a nurse. In kindergarten when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she stated that she wanted to be a nurse. Further, in 8th grade when she became sick with cancer, she distinctly remembers the nurses who were the first people to help her when she needed care and support. Following college, she started nursing at Tufts Medical school before moving to Shady Hill School.
Ms. White decided to join Belmont Hill after spending many years in an elementary school. She says she was ready to try something new and believed making the jump to older students was a natural way to do so. Being the mom of 3 boys and the sister of 4 brothers, she is excited to work in an all-boys environment. She is also excited to meet all the students and learn about Belmont Hill.
In addition to her busy school schedule, Ms. White has 5 kids, with whom she spends the majority of time watching their games or driving them around. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog Murray and creating things by sewing or knitting. Through this year, she looks to plan a flu/covid booster clinic and care for all the boys with colds/flu/strep/covid.
The Panel wishes Mrs. Folan, Mrs. Phinney, and Ms. White good luck!