Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Debbie Henrietta, RN
This is my 8th year as Vandagriff Elementary's School Nurse. I am so blessed to be able to partner in your child's care. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions/concerns related to your child's health. On my end I will not hesitate to contact you with my concerns while they are in my care. I refer to them all as my patients, when the school bell rings I assume care of all 500 + patients in this building... and the 55 staff members as well. It is a role I absolutely LOVE.
On the personal side you may be interested in knowing who is caring for your children. I am a wife and mother of 4 beautiful children. I have been nursing for 13 years now. I was a stay at home mom & went back to college when my youngest started kindergarten. I also currently work at Baylor Scott&White where I have been for 8 years as well. Prior to pulling double duty at Vandagriff/Baylor I worked Med/Surgical and Short Stay ER at Harris Southwest. I must say I really feel I have the best of both worlds with School Nursing& Hospital nursing.
Fun Stuff I am involved in throughout this year at Vandagriff include:
*This year will be our 5th year to partner with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in our Pennies for Patients campaign and Light the Night campaign. I am team captain of BEARCATS BATTLING BLOOD CANCER. To date here at Vandagriff between these 2 campaigns we have raised over $15,000.00 for the LLS in our effort to end blood cancers.
*This year will my 4th year partnering with our counselor in our CALM CATS. This is a self paced biofeedback program that helps the easily frustrated patients and the patients that are worriers find calm in their day. IT WORKS!
*My FAVORITE DAY is Wednesday because I am a Surf Leader in our afterschool Kids Beach Club. This is our 3rd year to have Kids Beach Club at Vandagriff.