Health Services Staff

Licensed School Nurses (LSN)
Mahtomedi has one full-time LSN that is assigned to our school district and one part-time LSN at the high school. The amount of time spent at each school varies depending on the number of students enrolled, the specialized health procedures required by the students, and the number of students receiving Special Education.

School nurses are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education. A bachelor's degree in Nursing with Registered Nurse licensure and Public Health Nursing Certification is required to obtain a school nurse license.

The responsibilities of the Licensed School Nurse include:
  • Develop and supervise a system of first aid, illness management, emergency care and health related guidelines
  • Assess, plan and document for those students with acute and/or chronic health conditions
  • Coordinate vision and hearing screening and do follow-up with referrals
  • Serve as a resource to staff, students, and families regarding health concerns and health education
  • Coordinate prevention and control of communicable diseases
  • Provide guidance, delegation and supervision of Registered Nurses and Health Paraprofessionals
  • Special Education Team Member

Building Registered Nurses (RN)
Building RN staff assist the LSN in implementing and achieving the goals of school nursing and are able to provide daily skilled nursing care in caring for students during the school day.

Health Para-Professionals (HP)
Health Paras assist the LSN in implementing and achieving the goals of school nursing in our schools daily. They care for ill and injured students and carry out delegated nursing activities under LSN supervision

Meet the Health Service Staff

District Licensed School Nurse
Megan McMahon BSN, RN, PHN, LSN
Phone 651-407-2169
Fax 651-407-2125

High School Licensed School Nurse
Jennifer Tanttu BSN, RN, PHN, LSN
Phone 651-762-5968
Fax 651-762-5850

High School Building RN
Brooke Hemenway, BSN, RN

Phone 651-762-5852
Fax 651-762-5850

Middle School Building RN
Sheila Gutmann BSN, RN, PHN
Phone 651-407-2216
Fax 651-407-2225

O.H. Anderson Building RN
Marcia Senkler, RN
Phone 651-407-2335
Fax 651-407-2325

Wildwood Building RN
Kris Hedstrand BSN, RN, PHN
Phone 651-407-2104
Fax 651-407-2125

St Jude of the Lake Health Paraprofessional
April Lang, Health Para
Phone 651-426-2562  x243
Fax 651-653-3662

DEC Early Childhood Health Paraprofessional
April Lang, Health Para
Phone 651-407-2019
Fax 651-407-2025