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 643-6442.
Ann Felio, Middle School Nurse
Mrs. Ann Felio came to Peru Central School District in 2004 with 12 years of school nursing experience at another local district. Prior to School Nursing, she was a Pediatric Nurse at CVPH Medical Center for 15 years. She has lived in Peru with her husband for 30+ years and all three of her children graduated from Peru. She is a Nurse in the Jr/ Sr High School caring for students in Grades 7-8 and 9. Her door is ALWAYS open for students and parents. Please feel free to contact her at 643-6306 with ANY questions or concerns.
Linda DeLong, Elementary Nurse, 3-6 HouseMs. 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 643-6206.
Kathy Bedard, Elementary Nurse, K-2 House
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 643-6106.
Zetra Bruso, 12:1:3:1 NurseI am a graduate from Peru Jr & Sr High School. I enjoyed working in healthcare and earned a degree in Nursing in 2003. I have nearly 15 years of extensive experience across the board, including oncology, med/surg, pediatric medicine, comfort care and long term care. I especially enjoy working with children of all ages as I love to watch them grow! I continue building my knowledge while caring for students with a variety of medical conditions. I welcome communication from parents to ensure each student's needs are met. Being a nurse at Peru feels like home to me and I'm very honored to work among the elite teachers, counselors, and nursing staff throughout the district. She can be contacted at 643-6106.
Kathy Ames, Seton/District 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 561-4031 ext. 112.