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Health Care Team

Austintown Local Schools is fortunate to have team of healthcare professionals to meet the medical and wellness needs of our students and staff.                     
This team is comprised of our two district nurses along with staff hired through a partnership with Steward Health (formerly ValleyCare). Please use this information provided to learn more about who the members of our health care team are, what they do, and how to contact them. They all play a key role and work together in ensuring our students and staff are safe and cared for while in school. Due to the various titles of people involved on our team, when sending a student to the clinic, please send students to “the clinic” rather than  " the nurse. "           

Our Austintown Local Schools (ALS) District 

Nurses and their roles:

  • Our District Nurses (RN & LSN) are AEA members, have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, and cover all of the Austintown Local Schools. Both of our District Nurses (RN & LSN) are Licensed School Nurses and their duties include ensuring that district policy and procedures are followed when providing care
    for our students, conducting screenings and evaluations, and developing individual healthcare plans (IHCP) for students.
    Any medical concerns and treatments regarding our students
    should be directed to one of the District Nurses (RN & LSN) to serve, evaluate and/or implement changes in the child's medical needs while at school.



Sue Tamulonis,        
(RN, LSN)        
Fitch/AMS, but serves the
entire district as needed
Time: 7:15am - ­2:45pm        


Our Steward Health team members and their roles:  
  • A Medical Assistant (MA) serves in each school clinic to assist in basic first aid need, provide medication administration as needed, do vision & hearing screening tests, make sure the vaccines are checked, ensure emergency forms are completed, and compile health concerns. The Medical Assistants (MA) are trained by Steward Health to conduct their assigned tasks and duties.

  • A Clinic Coordinator (RN) serves as an administrative resource to MA’s. The Clinic Coordinator (RN) also responds to emergencies and assists the District Nurses in the daily healthcare needs of students when needed.






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Liz Grdic, (RN) Melissa Eells, (MA)        
330­.797.­3900 x 1005 330­.797­.3900 x 1005        
District - 8:15am - ­3:45pm Fitch - 7:15am­ - 2:45pm        
lgrdic@austintownschools.org meells@austintownschools.org        
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April Ferguson, (MA) Alisha Snyder, (MA)        
330­.797.­3900 x 2005 330.­797­.3901 x 6008          
AMS - 7:15am­ - 2:45pm AIS - 8am - ­3:30pm        
aferguson@austintownschools.org asnyder@austintownschools.org        
Drusiana Anness, (MA) Carmela Shorter, (CMA)        
330.­797.­3901 x 5014 330.­797.­3900 x 1623        
AES -  8am - ­3:30pm AELC - 8:00am - ­11am        
  AES - 11am - ­3:30pm        
danness@austintownschools.org cshorter@austintownschools.org        


The Austintown Local School District is a united community with a proud legacy and a progressive approach to education.

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Austintown Local Schools 700 S. Raccoon Road
Austintown, OH 44515
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