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School Health Services

The School Health Services Department in the Hampton Township School District consists of three certified school nurses, three health office nurses and a health office secretary.


High School: Ms. Melanie Haynes, DNP, RN, CSN

haynes@ht-sd.org or  412-492-6384

Middle SchoolMrs. Amy Baxter, RN, BSN, CSN

baxter@ht-sd.org or 412-492-6361

Elementary Schools: 

Mrs. Dawn Gunnett, RN, BSN, CSN

dawn.gunnett@ht-sd.org or 412-492-6323

Health office Nurses:

Stephanie DeMino, RN  ♦  stephanie.demino@ht-sd.org

Heather Paxton, LPN  ♦  paxton@ht-sd.org

Emily Golacinski, RN  ♦  emily.golacinski@ht-sd.org


The nurses promote, facilitate, and support, for children within the school system, the need for quality and comprehensive care and services that are community-based, family centered, and culturally competent. They plan, interpret and establish health care plans for students with special health care needs. They participate in the investigation and control of diseases and injuries among the school population.They provide and document nursing assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation. They provide crisis intervention and promote and educate students to assume responsibility for managing their own health care.

In addition to mandated health screenings, medications, first aid and nursing services as outlined by the state, the certified school nurses are members of the Student Assistant Team, the Safety Committee, the Pupil Services Team, IEP and 504 team meetings. They lead the building health related emergency response teams, maintain the AED's in the secondary buildings, and in-service staff on health related issues. 

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