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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.


Ask Nancy: October 2017 record of immunizations

For October, schools are confirming records for student immunizations and need to be sure of the latest information.  This month's Ask Nancy addresses how could a private school gain access to the online record of immunizations.    Question: How do private...

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Ask Nancy: September 2017 Setting up a Healthy Classroom

Ask Nancy: September 2017 Setting up a Healthy Classroom

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...

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