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Sandy Morris

LPN / Nurse

Boys Boarding School Nurse - Sandy Morris

Sandy Morris
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Sandy has been a Licensed Professional Nurse for 23 years. Prior to joining CCBS in 2007, she worked in NY and OH in a variety of acute residential in-patient hospital settings. In these Joint Commission accredited facilities, she was a key member of the Peer Review Committee and the Sentinel Events Committee. In addition to her residential experience, she has been a part of community-based teams who go into schools to deliver presentations on special health topics as well as facilitate support groups for people who are diagnosed with cancer. As our nurse, she is also the head of our School Safety Committee and the coordinator of our medication management system.

Sandy is a known jokester and the boys find her very approachable. She and her husband Terry live right across the river in Georgia near their children and grandchildren.

“My belief is we are here to help our boys learn to be caring, courageous, ethical, and become emotionally strong. I love being a nurse at CCBS because I can see the students change so much while they are here.”

Let me share a middle school story…

“The mid 60’s came with many changes. I was 9 – 11 yrs old. Nancy Sinatra had embraced Go-Go boots and coined the song, “These Boots Were Made for Walking.” Oh, how well I remember it. I was one of three 6th grade girls who were lucky enough to beg and receive a pair of Go-Go Boots for Christmas that year. We were cool, we were styling!! We were the popular three. I wore those boots out, so did my two friends.

Later on I watched as Ed Sullivan presented the most fabulous music group ever! They were from England and were the Beatles!! I sat on the floor glued to our black and white TV set, totally mesmerized by their voices, the beat of the music and their long hair and clothes. Wow, what a show!!!!

Lo and beyond, Woodstock happened in New York, almost in my back yard!!! A massive group of kids swarming a farm, overflowing that farm, singing, camping, standing in the rain, having a blast as the music of the late 60’s and early 70’s changed once more. I transitioned just as much as the music did during those years. Weaving in and out of social acceptance, having friends, not having friends, feeling insecure, and questioning what course my life would take.

I learned ethics from my father who worked hard, no matter what he did. He mowed other peoples’ yards in the summer. He snowplowed blocks of neighbors’ sidewalks as he made his way to snow-blow the sidewalks at our church. Life skills were learned from my mother, who amazingly cared for eight other people in the house. We still stand amazed at how she managed to cook, clean, do laundry, nurse injuries and did it all with what seemed like ease. Little did we know what we were being taught back then. How grateful I am to have grown up in that era, where family was family, no matter how chaotic it got. Life wasn’t always perfect, we had our ups and downs just like any other family. I have been framed, shaped and molded to be proud of my heritage!”

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