Nursing Services

Bridging Healthcare and Education

School nurses serve a pivotal role that bridges health care and education so students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn.  

SCCSD school nurses bridge health care and education by: 

  • Assessing and evaluating the health needs of students and school staff 
  • Providing health education and counseling 
  • Developing individual and emergency health care plans 
  • Providing staff training for health services 
  • Following direct specialized health care procedures 
  • Providing first aid 
  • Implementing and monitoring student compliance with state immunization requirements  
  • Providing vision screenings 
  • Serving as a community resource liaison  
  • Processing medical billing 
  • Providing school staff support  

School nurses are a specialty branch of professional nursing. Sioux City Community School nursing services are delivered by eight Professional Registered Nurses licensed by the Iowa Board of Nursing. 

2021-2022 Nurse Directory by Location


Preschool Contact

Clark Early Childhood Center

Theresa Van Eldik, R.N.
vaneldt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-3353 


Elementary School Contacts

Bryant

Julie Johnson, R.N.
johnsoj1@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1138 

Irving Dual Language

Theresa Van Eldik, R.N.
vaneldt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-3353 

Liberty

Mary Mason, R.N.
masonm@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-301-9648 

Morningside STEM

Kathy Bernard, R.N.
bernark@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1124 

Sunnyside

Nancy Treft, R.N.
treftn@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1127  

Riverside

Tina Gray, R.N.
grayt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-6933 

Unity

Theresa Van Eldik, R.N.
vaneldt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-3353

Hunt A+ Arts

Theresa Van Eldik, R.N.
vaneldt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-3353

Leeds

Lisa DeRocher, R.N.
derochl@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-223-8711 

Loess Hills Computer Programming

Tina Gray, R.N.
grayt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-6933 

Nodland

Nancy Treft, R.N.
treftn@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1127 

Perry Creek

Julie Thiele, R.N., Head Nurse
thielej@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1117  

Spalding Park Environmental Sciences

Julie Thiele, R.N., Head Nurse
thielej@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1117 


Middle School Contacts

East Middle

Kathy Bernard, R.N.
bernark@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1124 

West Middle

Tina Gray, R.N.
grayt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-6933 

North Middle

Lisa DeRocher, R.N.
derochl@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-223-8711 


High School Contacts

East High

Nancy Treft, R.N.
treftn@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1127 

West High

Mary Mason, R.N.
masonm@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-301-9648 

North High

Julie Johnson, R.N.
johnsoj1@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1138 

Career Academy

Mary Mason, R.N.
masonm@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-301-9648 


Additional Contacts

Alt. School-Elementary 

Tina Gray, R.N.
grayt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-6933 

Community Preschool

Theresa Van Eldik, R.N.
vaneldt@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-899-3353 

LIFE Academy (ESC)

Mary Mason, R.N.
masonm@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-301-9648 

Alt. School—Boys and Girls Home

Nancy Treft, R.N.
treftn@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1127 

Homeschool

Julie Thiele, R.N., Head Nurse
thielej@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1117  

VIBE Academy

Julie Thiele, R.N., Head Nurse
thielej@live.siouxcityschools.com
712-203-1117  


Substitute Nurses 

Katie Tighe, R.N.
Judy Turner, R.N.
Sara Koppelman, R.N.
Mallory Twillman, R.N.


For additional information about SCCSD nursing services, please contact Angela Osborn, Clerical Assistant, or Kimberly Neal, Supervisor.