LIVONIA, MICH. – School Nurse Teddi Creekmore has been working at Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso, Indiana for eight years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Madonna University in 1998. Creekmore was an operating room nurse in Michigan, but the work schedule did not fit her needs. After shadowing a school nurse, she knew it was for her.
“My job at VHS is unique because I get to build relationships with kids, whereas in a hospital, patients get better and go home. Building relationships is one of the best parts of this job,” said Creekmore.
Creekmore appreciates the VHS community because she is able to do what she loves in a positive environment. She wants students to be aware that school isn’t everything and it’s better to learn about yourself through everything VHS has to offer.
“Being a teenager is hard because not everyone knows what they want to be when they grow up. Plans change, so focus on who you are. College isn't for everyone; be who you want to be. That’s what I did,” said Creekmore.
Creekmore wishes all her students a good finish to the school year.
Outside of VHS, Creekmore loves to read mystery novels and hang out with her five cats. She also loves to travel.
“I would like to go to all 50 states. I think I am halfway there,” said Creekmore.