Susie Kidwiler

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Biography

 

Welcome to Mrs. Kidwiler’s Nurse’s Office.  I am available to provide nursing care and promote the health and well-being for all Slade students, faculty/staff, and to answer questions from Slade families.  Please call me regarding any health issues related to your child(ren) at 721-4446.

I consider myself a Wyoming “native” even though I was born in South Dakota, because my family moved to Laramie in 1975.  I am a graduate of LHS, and of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  I am pleased to have been working with the children and families of Albany County School District #1 since 1997.

After graduating from U.W. I went to work at Saint Mary’s Hospital, an affiliate hospital of the Mayo Clinic, until 1982 when I returned to Laramie to work at Ivinson Memorial Hospital.  While at the hospital I worked as a clinical nurse on the Medical/Surgical unit; as a charge nurse in Surgery; and finally as the Nursing Staff Developer in charge of the orientation and continuing education of all nursing personnel.  Before coming to ACSD1 I worked in home health as the nurses’ aide (C.N.A.) trainer and supervisor.  Of all the nursing positions I’ve held I enjoy school nursing the most.  It is very rewarding seeing the children grow and learn.

I am married to Pat Kidwiler and have a daughter Kelsey and a son Sean.  Kelsey is a Kindergarten teacher in Cheyenne, and Sean is studying architectural engineering at the University of Wyoming.I love being in the educational system and along with nursing, teaching health, photography and traveling both stateside and abroad.  One memorable trip I took was to Zambia, Africa where I worked at a health clinic.
Personal Message

I look forward to serve you as we work together to provide a healthy school year. The influenza season has begun,  however, there is still time to get you and your child(ren) immunized against it. It takes two weeks to build up immunity to the influenza viruses. Strep throat remains active throughout the school year.  Albany County Public Health at 609 S. 2nd Street offers Strep screenings from 7:30 to 9:00 am or at other times by calling 307 721-2561. Untreated Strep can lead to serious illness including Rheumatic fever and heart problems.  Children can return to school twenty four (24) hours after being treated with antibiotics whenever they are diagnosed with strep throat.  In order to keep everyone as healthy as possible, we request that students remain home for twenty-four hours  (24) after they last vomited, or had diarrhea, and 24 hours after their fever breaks without the use of fever reducing medications.   Please contact me at 307 721-4446 whenever you have questions about when your child should return to school after any illnesses.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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