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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 Valley Care. 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.             

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 health care 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.



  Nikki McDorman-Gossett          
Sue Tamulonis,   Nikki McDorman-Gossett,    
(BSN, RN, LSN)   (BSN, RN, LSN)    
Fitch/AMS Nurse   AIS/AES/AELC Nurse    
330.716.1342   330.716.2915    
Time: 7:15am - ­2:45pm   Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm    
stamulonis@austintownschools.org   nmcdormangossett


Our Valley Care (VC) team members and
their roles:
  • A Medical Assistant (MA) ​serves in the school clinic
    toassist 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 
    concerns. The Medical Assistants (MA) ​are trained by
    Valley Care to conduct their assigned tasks and duties.

  • A Registered Nurse (RN)serves as a resource and provides assistance to our district nurses.






photo coming soon         
Liz Grdic, (BA, BSN, RN) Moriah Cholcher, (RN)        
330­.797.­3900 x 1005 330­.797­.3900 x 1005        
Fitch - 7am - ­2:45pm Fitch - 7:15am­ - 2:45pm        
lgrdic@austintownschools.org mcholcher@austintownschools.org        
April Ferguson, (RMA) Jessica Basista, (MA)        
330­.797.­3900 x 2005 330.­797­.3901 x 6008          
AMS - 7:15am­ - 2:45pm AIS - 8am - ­3:30pm        
aferguson@austintownschools.org jbasista@austintownschools.org        
Drusiana Anness, (MA) Carmela Shorter, (CMA)        
330.­797.­3901 x 5014 330.­797.­3900 x 1623        
AES -  8am - ­3:30pm AELC - 8:30am - ­4pm        
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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