Welcome to Newton Collins Elementary Health Office. My name is Jessica Forte, BSN, RN and I am the school nurse. I have been a nurse for four and a half years, a year and a half of those with Collins Elementary. Before discovering my love for nursing I was a dog trainer, this career helped me realize my passion for helping people and families. While doing prerequisites for nursing school I was reminded again that I loved teaching, so after a few years in the hospital moving over to school nursing was a natural fit. Being a school nurse allows me to continue living the dream through a job that I love! I love working with the community to help students stay safe and healthy here at school.
When I am not at school I enjoy hanging out with my pets and my new baby boy!. Being a mom is of course my favorite thing in the world! I enjoy gardening, raising chickens, and swimming in Barton Springs. I am a Disney fan and visit at least once a year. I also love summer trips to South Padre.
I look forward to continuing to build relationships with the students and their families at Collins. I feel fortunate everyday to have been offered a position here because I love the staff and families. Collins is a wonderful school, with a dedicated and passionate staff and I am so happy to be a part of it! I love being a Collins Kangaroo!
I am so excited to get to know all of you. I look forward to working with each of you and making this school year safe and healthy!
I've been working with kids for 16 years. I have served students and families as a SPED Education Aide, Teachers Aide and Nurse Aide. I have 3 kids (2 girls and 1 boy), 1 dog and a grandpuppy.
A few of my favorite things include cooking, playing sports, shopping and spending time with my family.
Shirnitra Clark, CNA
Traveling Assistant (Baty, Collins & DVE)
Hours: 7:00 am-3:30 pm