Julia Plescia, RN, MSN; Certified School NurseHello! I enjoy being your school nurse! I believe education is the best way for children to learn how to stay healthy. I try to teach good health habits so kids can come to school every day and feel well. I believe that learning is a life-long process, so I went back to college to earn a Master's Degree in Nursing when I was 50 years old! I also hold a Professional Educator License with a specialty in School Nursing.I have been working at Woodland since 1996. During those years all six of my children graduated from Woodland, and I now have an adopted daughter who attends Woodland as well. My husband and I have 11 grandchildren to keep us entertained and active. I enjoy reading, walking and flowers. My favorite color is yellow because it makes me smile.Please feel free to call me if might help you or your child at school. I can be reached at 847-596-5910.
Evelyn Payne, R.N.
My name is Evelyn Payne and I have been a Registered Nurse for more than 25 years. I spent many years as a nurse at the University of Chicago Hospital primarily on their esteemed Gastroenterology Unit. While at the University of Chicago Hospital, I served as a Preceptor as well as a Charge Nurse. In addition, I worked at other hospitals to enhance my clinical acumen such as Orthopedics, Intensive Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Emergency Medicine.
I am a proud mother of four daughters who are all high achieving graduates from the Gurnee School District. During their time in the district I served as a parent volunteer, community softball coach and basketball team mom. I have developed a love for educating, teaching, mentoring students and patients alike about the importance of health and wellness. I am happy and honored to be apart of the school community once again, this time as a School Nurse. It is a privilege and my goal to keep your children safe and healthy.
I have many passions that include gardening, reading, photography and running. This summer I finished my first half marathon! When I have time I enjoy visiting with my daughters and three grandsons.
I am so excited to continue to work with such a dedicated, motivated and positive staff!
Theresa Crandall, Health Assistant
I have worked in the Woodland Intermediate Health Office since 1999 as a health assistant. I love working here with students and staff. I have been married for 27 years and have two grown children, Stephen and Colleen. My son got married in 2016 and I am a proud grandmother to a boy named Alan. We have 2 cats, Fiona and Cleo.