June 6, 2014

posted Jun 6, 2014, 4:27 AM by Suzanne WARDINI   [ updated Jun 6, 2014, 9:59 AM ]
Recruiting for a School Nurse 

I am recruiting for a school nurse for the coming school year 2014 – 2015. If you know of someone who fits the requirements listed here, please have the person 
submit a resume in English, with contact information for recent references/supervisors to: jobs@isd.sn 

· Current license to practice professional nursing, with previous experience as a school nurse in an international school setting preferred.
· Certification as a Registered Nurse (RN), with preference for a BA or BS in Nursing. Fluency in English and French.

· Organize and maintain nurse’s office materials and supplies, student health records and vaccination records.
· Take a proactive stance to be ready to deliver medical services across the day.
· Respond to medical emergencies and contact SOS services when required.
· Exercise excellent communication skills with students, parents, faculty and administrators.
· Write articles about health related issues for the Jaguar Journal.
· Teach and provide teaching materials for secondary school health classes.
· Oversee hiring and support medical personnel for major games and school tournaments.
· And in particular for our young students: TLC – Tender Loving Care.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, June 16, 2014


I would like to repeat my recent article sharing Farewells with you knowing that many are busy and may have missed it last week. For those moving to new schools and new places, keep a special place in your heart for the friends made here in the ISD community. Keep in touch.

Suddenly the school year reaches an end, and I find myself somewhat at a loss for words. I want to thank the board for inviting me to serve as interim director this year. Their support, advice, admonitions and direction have been most welcome as I have sought to bring the school forward across the year. I especially want to recognize our Chair, Vesna De La Borde, for her thorough and thoughtful guidance to me personally and to the board. We have worked well in partnership, board members and administrators, even as I feel that each of them in their various voluntary capacities on committees have helped us accomplish much in the strengthening and furtherance of a positive future for ISD. 

It has equally been a pleasure to get to know and appreciate our talented and dedicated faculty members. It has been a pleasure for my wife, Margie, and me to get to know many of you in the ISD community. You have made us feel at home and a part of this wonderful school. We’ll miss those special PTO events like the literary evening and the several dances put on by the ISD PTO band the Wowzers. Wow, this school year has flown by. In the words of an old Woody Guthrie song, I say: “So long, it’s been good to know you.”