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 of two, daughter, wife and sister. Between myself and my husband Rick, we have nine siblings. Our extended family, like most, has a variety of health conditions including some with chronic physical and chronic mental health conditions.
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. Prior to school nursing, I worked for Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI) in a variety of roles. My experience also includes working at St. Anthony Park Homes in St. Paul and Immunual St. Joseph's Hosp in Mankato.
SPOKEN LANGUAGES: English
PERSONAL INTERESTS: During my free time; I enjoy exploring nature and being outdoors (yes, even in the winter).