School Environmental Health and Safety Program Manager,
Washington State Department of Health
Nancy Bernard provides technical assistance, resources, and training for local health jurisdiction and K-12 school staff. Her focus includes IAQ, asthma triggers, integrated pest management, noise control, lighting, communicable and zoonotic diseases, cleaning, disinfection, playgrounds, lab/art/shop safety, hazardous materials, and school design. She has a MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane University, a BS in Environmental Health and a BA in Health Education from the University of Washington, and served on the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors 1997 – 2017. Additionally Nancy taught hands-on science at Faith Lutheran School in Redmond for 5 years and for 3 years at the Bear Creek School.
For September, teachers return to school to prepare their classrooms, select supplies and organize shared resources. In this month's Ask Nancy, we address questions about Setting Up School Spaces with Healthy Materials and Habits. Question: Is there a...read more
For August, our focus is on the issue of Air Quality in our community and around our schools. So, for this month's Ask Nancy, we look at questions about air quality from members around the State of Washington. Question: If our school does not have an AC...read more