Vicki Tedford, High School Nurse
Mrs. Vicki Tedford came to Peru Central School in 1990 after obtaining 5 years of experience in Medical-Surgical Nursing at CVPH. In 1992, she obtained her permanent certification as a School Nurse Teacher from NYS Education Department and chooses to continue as a Per Diem RN in the Emergency Room also. Her experiences are never ending at the Jr/Sr. High level, with interscholastic sports and co-ed Physical Education classes, as well as her students who become her patients at the Emergency Room. Mrs. Tedford is the always quick to determine proper care after an injury, assessing knowledge of new medications prescribed, and encourages questions to avoid confusion. Do not think “any question is a stupid question, because it is not” is her philosophy. Give her a call at (518)643-6442.
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.
Linda DeLong, Intermediate School Nurse
Ms. Linda DeLong has a BS degree from University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has been a nurse for 28 years with experience in many areas of nursing and has been a school nurse for the past 11 years. Linda is joining the team at Peru Elementary School from Dryden Central School District after relocating to Plattsburgh, where she resides with her children. Linda says, “I enjoy working with children and helping to keep them safe at school.” She can be contacted at (518)643-6206.
Kathy Bedard, Primary School Nurse
My name is Kathy Bedard and I have been employed at Peru Elementary for 9 years. I have worked at CVPH and the Clinton County Health Department over the past 23 years as a nurse. I received my bachelor of nursing degree from SUNY Plattsburgh. I love working with children and enjoy seeing them smile. I’m looking forward to a safe and healthy school year. She can be contacted at (518)643-6106.
Jocelyn Hart, Seton/District 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)643-6106.
Kathy Ames, Middle School Nurse
After working in the Engineering field for quite some time, Kathy Ames opted to return to school and follow in the footsteps of several family members, pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse. She attended Clinton Community College and graduated cum laude with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Prior to joining the Peru team, she spent several years gaining valuable experience as a medical/surgical nurse at Champlain Valley Physicians’ Hospital. She now serves our schools as Seton/District Nurse, dividing her time among each of the school health offices throughout the district, which allows her the opportunity to work with children of all ages. 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 Seton at (518)561-4031, option 3.