does an infection control professional do? Students at Heritage
Elementary can provide you a solid answer, thanks to several presenters
from West Chester Hospital who recently spoke with the students about
Faye Harp, assistant principal at Heritage,
says, “We were able to host a variety of professionals at West Chester
Hospital who shared their STEAM2
-related medical careers.
Thanks to Kris Loughrie, a PTA member and hospital employee, who
enthusiastically recruited all of the presenters.”
January, students in grades 2-6 enjoyed the presentations and
interaction with the professionals during their weekly STEAM2
lab rotation. Speakers brought equipment, supplies and visuals to help students better understand their careers.
was a wonderful way to convey their work, helping the students better
comprehend the differences within the medical field,” adds Harp.
who graciously contributed their time and talents with multiple
classes throughout the week were: Amanda McKernan – Respiratory
Therapy; Walt McVicker – Operating Room; Linda Jameson – Infection
Control; Angela Miller – Lab; and Amie Williams – Physical Therapy,
Occupational Therapy, Speech.
The Journal News recently ran an article about another Lakota STEAM2
lab, this one at Independence Elementary; click here
to view that story.