Meet Your Nurse: DCSD Nurse Biographies

Meet Your Nurse: DCSD Nurse Biographies



Coordinator of Nursing Services

Nurse Celia Flanigan

Celia Flanigan

I graduated from beautiful Keuka College in the Finger Lake Region of NY in 1980 with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. I received my Master of Science degree in Health & Wellness Promotion in 2005. I have worked as an ER nurse, in Labor & Delivery and as the Nursing Supervisor for a 210 bed hospital in Rochester NY. After moving to CO in 1993 with my husband & 2 sons, I worked in Labor & Delivery and then started my career as a school nurse in the Cherry Creek School District in 1999. I started working for DCSD in July of 2000. I look forward to coordinating nursing services for our district and working with families & staff to afford all students safety & access to their education. I love the great outdoors of CO, photographing wildlife and my 3 beautiful grandsons. Spending time with my family is my greatest joy!  

Early Childhood - Child Find Nurse

Nurse Karin Gardner

Karin Gardner

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1982.  My nursing experience includes Neonatal Intensive Care and Case Management for hospitals, insurance companies and a physician network.  In 2000 I began working with DCSD as a School Nurse Consultant, including working with the district’s Early Childhood Department.  I enjoy spending time with my family, skiing, hiking, biking and traveling.

 


Diabetes Resource Nurse

Nurse Kelly Driver

Kelly Driver

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979 with my bachelors of science in nursing.  Throughout my nursing career I have been fortunate to work as a registered nurse in cardiac and neurological intensive care units as well as, home health. However, for the past nineteen years I have worked as a school nurse consultant for the Douglas County School District - I have loved having the opportunity to empower youth to overcome their individual barriers to health.  Over the past three years I have been a diabetes resource nurse for DCSD.  Working as a resource nurse, I have been fortunate to team with the Colorado Kids with Diabetes Consortium as well as, fellow Colorado diabetes resource nurses to improve the care of student’s with diabetes in the school setting.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my priceless family, skiing, ranching, and chasing that little white ball around (i.e. golfing).  My job depicts my true passion - improving the lives and health independence of the youth in DCSD.  





Castle Rock Team Nurse Bios

Nurse Peggy Brown

Peggy Brown- Castle Rock Lead Nurse

I have been employed as a School Nurse Consultant since 1999 with DCSD. I received my BSN in January of 1992 from The University of San Diego. ( I graduated with a Diploma in Nursing in June of 1982.)  I have been employed by Children’s Hospitals in Milwaukee and San Diego specializing in Heme/Onc. I worked as a home care infusionist also during that time. I worked in two hospitals on the Eastern Plains of Colorado specializing in OB and pediatrics. I have also been employed by two Colorado public health departments as a field nurse working with the Prenatal Plus Program, Immunizations, EPSDT, EPP, Immunizations, Childbirth/Child Care classes, American Red Cross CPR instructor, American Red Cross CPR Instructor Trainer. I am a CCHC. I direct weekend respite programs for Easter Seals of Colorado. I am a member of CASN and NASN. I was born and raised in WI, moved to southern California in 1985 and to Colorado in 1994. I am married to Brandon. My interests include family, music, theater, travel, skiing, and biking.

   Erika Raschkes

I graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1997. I started my nursing career working in a hospital on the Neurology/Stroke Unit. I've also worked as a nurse in Labor and Delivery, in an high risk OB/GYN clinic, in the hospital's Quality and Performance Improvement Department and in Infection Prevention. I moved to Colorado from Oregon in 2015, with my husband and 3 children. I love hiking, reading and trying new recipes as well as attending my children's sporting events, orchestra and choir concerts.


   Susan Ledbetter

I graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1997.  I have held my Certified Pediatric Nurse Board Certification  (CPN) since 2011‚Äč.  I was previously an instructor for Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and continue to hold my instructor certification in Basic Life Support.  The bulk of my career was spent in a Level 1 Pediatric Emergency Department and Trauma Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  I also served as a House Supervisor for this very large regional pediatric hospital system.  My family moved to the beautiful state of Colorado in 2009, and I worked as a Clinical Coordinator in Neurology at a large pediatric hospital here in Denver.  I also worked in a Network of Care clinic which served 15 different pediatric sub-specialties.  I began my School Nursing career in 2015, and love being a part of the school communities.  I started working for DCSD in 2017.  I am excited to coordinate nursing services for our district and staff to assure student safety and good health. I am privileged to be a member of the team that affords all students access to a superior education here at DCSD.


  Megan Whisler

I graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2007 . I started my nursing career working on the Mother Baby Unit in Indianapolis. With the help of my husband's job we have moved all over the United States and Canada which has given me the opportunity to work in different Pediatric environments. Specifically Pulmonology, Orthopedics, Doctor's offices and Schools. Along with my husband and three boys we moved to Colorado from Calgary, Alberta in 2018. We absolutely love the Denver area and the beauty that it entails. We are an active family that enjoys outside activities along with rooting for our new Home Teams.

   Kim Garcia

I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2007.  My nursing career began with a job working in a hospital on the Telemetry/Step Down Unit.  Since then I have worked in Primary Care with both adults and children as a Department Supervisor, Care Coordinator, Triage nurse, and most recent Anticoagulation Specialist.  I have lived in many beautiful places throughout the country and have met wonderful people in all of them.  My husband and I moved back to Colorado with our two children in 2016 and plan to settle here.  We love being outdoors in the sunshine and frequent the mountains hiking and camping.  I also enjoy running, tree biology, reading by the fire and spending time with my family.


Nurse Stacey Barlow

Stacey Barlow

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1980, graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Tx with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  My nursing experiences includes: Hospital Senior Staff Nurse in Med/Surg., Neuro/Neuro Surgery with the University of Colorado Health Science Center, Outpatient Clinic Nurse - Adult and Family Practice with Kaiser Permanente and School Nursing with Douglas County and Cherry Creek Schools. I love spending time with my family and friends and I also enjoy spending time outside and traveling.

 
Nurse Megan Korell

Meagan Korell

I graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in December of 2005 with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I later gained my Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on Healthcare Systems Management in December of 2011 from Loyola University of New Orleans. My nursing experience includes NICU, Emergency Department, GI lab, and pediatric home healthcare. I began working for Douglas County School District in August of 2014 after relocating to Colorado from Texas in March of 2014. I live with my husband, daughter and son. We love to travel, cook, hike and spend time with family and friends.

 
Leslie Sanner

I graduated from Montana State University in 1998 with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Initially I worked in Texas and later Ohio. My early nursing experiences include inpatient infectious disease, GI, vascular surgery, transplant and trauma. After moving to Colorado, I worked six years in cardiac care and transplant. I also spent time as an IV home care nurse. I worked for several years in preoperative medicine. In 2015, I started my school nursing career with Cherry Creek. In 2017, I transitioned from Cherry Creek to Douglas County.  I have a large family that I love immensely. We enjoy traveling- especially road trips! I also enjoy reading, mountain biking and long walks with our rescue dog.