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


    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.

Last Modified on October 15, 2021