Willow School nurse Gail Straney is retiring.

Willow School nurse wraps up 40-year nursing career

The kids at Willow School are happy to have the school year come to a close, but for Willow School nurse Gail Straney it is bittersweet.

“I’ll miss the kids,” she said as retirement looms. 

Gail Straney

But after a 40-year career as a hospital nurse and then a school nurse, it’s time to say goodbye.  

The staff at Willow has been giving her a big send-off. For example, on National School Nurse Day on May 11 they all dressed in hospital scrubs and had the students . . .

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