Lori Benolken, RN BSN

Phone: 651-888-7641


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science - Nursing Mankato State University MN Public Health Certification

Lori Benolken, RN BSN

Hello I'm Nurse Lori!

Nursing has been my chosen profession for over 20 years.   I first became a school nurse back in 2010 after my family moved to the state of Colorado.  When a move brought us back to MN, I joined  St. Paul Public Schools in 2016. Currently, I have the great privilege of working with students and staff at Eastern Heights Elementary (EH) and John A Johnson Elementary (JAJ).  

I love working at St Paul Public Schools!  At JAJ and Eastern Heights, different cultures and perspectives are respected, valued and seen as opportunities for us to learn & grow with each other.   The teachers and staff are dedicated, creative, supportive, inventive, relationship orientated and COMMITTED to providing the best education for ALL students.   

I am a mom, daughter, wife and sister.  Between myself and my husband, we have nine siblings.  Our family health history includes chronic physical and mental health problems including; cerebral vascular accident (stroke), lupus, alcholism, irritable bowel, obesity, anxiety, cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease, schizophrenia.   

I believe it takes a village to raise a child and we are all here to support one another.     

I believe in removing health barriers for all students to learn.  

EXPERIENCE:   School Nurse at St. Paul Public Schools since 2006.   School Nurse: Cherry Creek School District, Aurora Colorado.   Clinical Practice Coordinator:  Minnesoata Gastroenterology, St.Paul MN.   Staff Nurse: St. Anthony Park Homes, St. Paul MN


PERSONAL INTERESTS:  During my free time;  I enjoy exploring nature and being outdoors (yes, even in the winter).