At Cross Country Education we are privileged to have some of the top educational providers in the US. Our field staff make a difference everyday in the lives of the children they teach, the lives they touch and the communities they impact.
It is always a great pleasure to get the chance to know our field staff a little better and understand why it is that they do what they do. They offer words of wisdom, sage advice for those just starting out in the field and great insight into the rewarding field of education.
This week we want to celebrate Samantha Burr, School Nurse. Samantha took some time to share her reasons for choosing the education field and offer up some advice for those just starting out.
Why did you become a School Nurse?
I became a nurse because I love everything about the medical field and most of all patient care. I became a school nurse because children are my favorite demographic and entering into the world of school nursing allowed me to take my two favorite things and put them together.
What do you like about Cross Country Education (formerly DirectEd)?
DirectED has given me the ability to help a population of students who might not otherwise get the care they need. For example, I get to work with a lot of homeschooled and migrant students. I get to help parents and teachers identify health issues and assist them in solutions to those issues so that their students and children get to have safe, healthy, and, I hope, fun learning environments.
What have you liked about your experience working at schools with Cross Country Education?
I have been very welcomed at all of the schools that I have worked with through DirectED. I appreciate the teamwork that goes into making that happen as it is a lot of coordination and communication.
What kind of advice would you give to those starting out in your field?
I think that if you do what you love, you will love what you do and that makes all the difference. Being happy in your job filters into the other parts of your life and so not only are you able to make great strides in your career but you can also make equal achievements in your personal life.
Thank you, Samantha, for all you do! We are grateful to have you as a part of the Cross Country Education team!
Cross Country Education is educator-led, student-driven and solutions-oriented. With over 50 years of combined dedicated expertise, we service the education industry exclusively. Focusing our knowledge and resources on engaging with and understanding educational organizations, industry trends, and leadership needs, we provide a wide range of services to our educational partners to meet their individual needs including special education and substitute services. We specialize in substitute teacher and instructional assistants, special education service providers, healthcare staff, early childhood education teachers, educator search services, consultation, and trainings. Cross Country Education, formerly DirectEd and Mediscan, is part of the Cross Country Healthcare family, one of the leading healthcare and education staffing companies in the nation.
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