Vanessa Novak, LSN, RN, BSN, NCSN

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  • Hello! My name is Vanessa Novak, though students know me as Ms. Vanessa or Nurse Vanessa. I am honored to be the Licensed School Nurse (LSN) at Parkway Montessori Middle School. I have been a registered nurse for 8 years with this being my third year with St. Paul Public Schools. Before school nursing I worked in day surgery as a surgery center director.  In my spare time I directed a youth theater company for middle and high school students. My passion for working with youth helped me make the leap to school nursing and I am so glad I did!!  I am committed to protecting the health and safety of students as well as addressing, and removing, health related barriers to learning. 

    I grew up in Minnesota and live in Saint Paul with my husband, son and two dogs.  In my spare time I love to travel, bake, take part in the theatre world, be outside, and most of all, spend time with family and friends. 

    Education: St. Catherine University - Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Certifications: Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

  • Onsite Schedule:

    Monday:  8:15a - 11:15a

    Tuesday:  8:15a - 11:15a

    Wednesday:  8:15a - 11:15a

    Thursday:  8:15a - 11:15a

    Friday:  Remote all day


    Contact Information:


    Phone:  ‪(612) 548-4934‬

    Health Office Phone: (651) 888-7655