Mustang Lead Nurse Selected For Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Leadership Program
(Mustang, Oklahoma – October 13, 2020) – After spending the majority of the 2020-21 school year heading the MPS COVID-19 Response Team, Mustang Public Schools Schools Lead Nurse Tammy Kain has been selected by Project SWITCH, to be one of 14 school nurses in the state of Oklahoma to participate in a CDC leadership program designed to assist schools in adjusting to the challenges of COVID-19.
According to Beverly Burk, RN, President of the School Nurse Organization of Oklahoma, Project SWITCH (Strengthening Wellness and Improving Teachers and Children’s Health) is a one-year supplemental program from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with the goal of providing training and assistance to schools on the implementation of the CDC’s COVID-19 school-based guidance in the areas of physical activity, chronic disease management, social emotional climate, nutrition services, and supporting high risk/vulnerable populations.
As part of the project, Tammy will attend monthly meetings and receive additional training. A region of the state will be assigned to each member of Project SWITCH, and nurses like Mrs. Kain will conduct virtual Communities of Practice meetings to disseminate CDC information and provide professional support to individuals at other schools in the region.
About Project Switch
The opportunity is made possible through a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Supplemental grant that OSDE has received to support return to school activities. More information is available at: https://bit.ly/2FovkXV
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers over 72 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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