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School Nurse and Health Services

School Nurse

Ms. Wendy Harper has been with Naomi L. Brooks Elementary School for 18 years. She is a Registered Nurse and graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Ms. Harper holds a Master’s degree in Education from Cambridge College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Ms. Harper has over 30 years of nursing experience with 15 plus years as a school nurse. Her clinical nursing background includes work in critical care, long-term care, and public health. She is Nationally Board Certified in School Nursing and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society for Nursing.

Ms. Harper supports students, families, and teachers in helping students to be healthy and in school learning.  She loves to watch students and families grow, learn, and change in positive ways. Ms. Harper has lived in Alexandria for many years and her daughter graduated from TC Williams High School. Email:

ACPS Health Services

ACPS is fortunate to have a registered nurse in every school. These experienced health care professionals are available during the entire school day to respond to the health care needs of students. In addition to the traditional school nurse activities, our school health program has several special projects which are positively impacting the health of our school community.

Visit the ACPS website to learn more about ACPS School Health Services and policies, including medication administration in school, illness guidelines, screenings and immunizations.