Health Services Information

  • The West Orange Public Schools would like to be proactive in communicating important health information to parents/guardians. The district employs school based nurses and a district float nurse to meet the wellness and various medical needs of all students. Questions pertaining to your child’s health should first be addressed with your school nurse. Parents/Guardians are reminded to complete all forms relating to student health each year and update that information as necessary throughout the school year.

    School Nurses
    Betty Maddalena Early Learning Center  Linda Connelly-Schoner  973-435-9630 x 54115
     Gregory Elementary School  Sharon Anglum   973-669-5397 x 21520
     Hazel Elementary School  Carolyn Ruderman  973-669-5448 x 22520
     Kelly Elementary School  Nancy Feldman  973-669-5452 x 25520
     Mt. Pleasant Elementary School  Brianna Grasso  973-669-5480 x 23520
     Redwood Elementary School  Oluwakemi Aborisade  973-669-5457 x 25520
     St. Cloud Elementary School  Shena Brown  973-669-5393 x 26520
     Washington Elementary School  Margi Patel  973-669-5385 x 27520
     Edison Middle School  Elizabeth Ramos  973-669-5360 x 28520
     Liberty Middle School  Rosemarie Lim  973-243-2007 x 29520
     Roosevelt Middle School  Eleonora Ackerman  973-669-5373 x 30520
     West Orange High School
     Denise Werzen
     Rosalie Dudkiewicz
     973-669-5301 x 31522
     973-669-5301 x 31521


    Overall students health needs have become more complex. The West Orange Public Schools District strives to not only meet the medical needs of its students but to improve the overall wellness of the school community.

    It is documented that the health of children is inextricably correlated to their academic and social/ emotional development. The West Orange Public School District recognizes the critical nature of this linkage and supports the Health Services aspect of the Department of Special Services’ ongoing efforts to foster academic growth, physical well-being, and social and emotional development in all children.

    The West Orange Public School District Special Services Department endeavors to consistently work collaboratively with school administrators, staff, medical advisers, local agencies, community members and parents/guardians. Recognizing that all members of the staff, other professionals, parents/guardians and community members participate in all health areas, the major responsibility for school-based health services lies with the certified school nurses and school physician.

District Health Forms

Last Modified on February 10, 2021