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Columbia Elementary School

Excellence In Education

School Nurse

Laine Shoemaker, RN, BSN, LSN

District School Nurse

Mrs. Shoemaker
I am a graduate of Kent State University, where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 2005. I have worked in the hospital setting for 13 years prior to starting at Mount Vernon City Schools in 2018. My work experience includes Med/Surg, ER, and Cardiology. I received my School Nurse Certification from Ashland University in 2020 and am a current Licensed School Nurse through the Ohio Department of Education. I divide my time between the eight buildings within the Mount Vernon City School District, which includes the high school, middle school, and six elementary schools. We are lucky to have a dedicated health assistant in each building to help in day-to-day clinic care and overall student health. 
 
 
 
 
 

Melissa Armstrong

Columbia Health Aide

Melissa Armstrong

I serve as the Health Care Aide at Columbia Elementary and am honored to be taking care of your children while they are learning at Columbia.  I am so excited to be back at Columbia.  I used to be the Fast Forward Aide and 2 of my children attended Columbia in Kindergarten through 5th grade and my granddaughter is in first grade.  I absolutely love it here. 


I am happily married to a wonderful man.  I have 4 children and 1 grandchild.  My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.  I have 2 dogs and 2 cats.  


I am excited to get to know all the kids again and to help them when they aren’t feeling well or get hurt at school.  I promise to do my best in taking great care of your treasures.  

Important Health and Safety Measures


Guideline for When Your Child Should Stay Home

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Guideline Chart:  When to keep your child home from school
 
 
 
 
 

Health Screenings