I am curious to hear who teaches the health curriculum in your school if it is not you. I currently teach a curriculum I designed myself to K-3, but it is more when I have the time or if a teacher is out and needs someone to cover, etc. My son is in 7th grade and I was surprised to learn the the two school nurses in his school are only there to be nurses and do not teach the health education class, they have a separate Health teacher who teaches that class. I love the teaching aspect of my job and curious what your schools do for health education if it is not you who teaches those classes. I would love to move away from the admin responsibilities without losing patient/student contact. My current school is growing and my student population will go from K-3 this year, to K-8 next Fall
, growing from 488 students to over 1,000
My director and I are meeting this week to discuss long-term goals for me and I am definitely going to talk about the possibility of starting a health education curriculum and possibly passing the nurse torch to someone else.
I would love to hear more about the health education curriculum in your school and who teaches the classes, their certification/degree, etc.