Staff Spotlight: Sierra Rogers-School Nurse at Randolph Elementary School

Every week, we’ll shine a spotlight on one Lincoln Public Schools staff member! Get to know the wonderful people making a positive impact across various areas within LPS. This week, meet Sierra Rogers, school nurse at Randolph Elementary School.

“Sierra is in her first year as a school nurse. You would not believe this when you observe her work with students at Randolph. Sierra does an incredible job advocating for her students with very complex and complicated concerns. She sees the whole student and implements her care in this manner. Sierra is always taking the extra step with her students to help them succeed.” - LPS Director of Health Services Wendy Rau.

Briefly describe your role at LPS.
I am the school nurse at Randolph Elementary School. I have the pleasure of caring for around 450 students.

How long have you worked for LPS?
This is my first year as a school nurse for LPS.

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
My nursing background consists of women's health and labor and delivery. After I had my daughter, I was looking for a job that would allow me more time with my family, but also allow me to build strong relationships with my patients, and in this case, my students. I had several friends start as nurses for LPS, and they have said nothing but positive things and encouraged me to apply. I am so happy I did!

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
My favorite part about my job is the relationships that I am getting to build with students. I enjoy learning about the students, their families and what makes them who they are. I love educating them on their health and helping them learn ways to better care for themselves. I am very passionate about advocating for my students, and it has been so rewarding to be able to advocate for them and assist them in getting medical help and care that they need.

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
My family moved around when I was younger, and we landed in Shelby, Neb. I attended school in Columbus for most of my middle school and all of my high school years.

What path did you take after completing your formal education? 
I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney for my pre-nursing requirements. After that, I applied to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Kearney and completed nursing school where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

What do you enjoy most about the Lincoln community?
I love living in a community that is big, but feels so small. Lincoln does a great job hosting events and getting the community out and about. The people of Lincoln are friendly and fun and I enjoy being a part of a positive community.

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
Jean Kamrath was my school nurse while I was in high school. She had such a large impact on my life and is a big reason why I became a nurse. Mrs. Kamrath went above and beyond for her students. She was a positive and encouraging light in the school system. She was a trusted adult that most felt comfortable confiding in. She cared for me and the students at Columbus Public High School on such a deep level. My senior year I was her student aide. My plan after high school was to go to college and become a nurse. She always encouraged me to become a nurse and told me that I would make a wonderful nurse, specifically, a school nurse. I enjoyed the time I spent in her office assisting her. I am thankful she invested so much time and love into me. Everyday I aspire to be like her and provide amazing care to each student I encounter.

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Published: March 1, 2024, Updated: March 1, 2024

Sierra Rogers-School Nurse at Randolph Elementary School