Specialized Support Services

School Nurses

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. School nurses are involved in screening students for treatable conditions such as vision, hearing, scoliosis, oral health concerns, as well as managing students’ health care needs while in school. We collaborate with school staff, community resources, and other health care providers to ensure optimum health for our students.

Barbara Zlotowski

RN, BSN, MSN, CRNP, Credentialed School Nurse

Pathways - Room 7


2015-16 Schools include:Grant, Early Intervention Program, Bella Vista and Chrysalis

Crystal Gardner

RN, PHN, MSN, Credentialed School Nurse

Hilltop ECS Office


2015-16 Schools include: Pathways, Juvenile Hall, Excel, Independent Living Charter, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, Happy Valley Primary and Elementary, Monarch Charter, Chrysalis Charter, and Early Childhood Services (Shasta County Preschools)


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats both foreign and in the U.S.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for children.

American Academy Of Pediatrics -Dedicated to the health and wellbeing of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Healthy Children - From the American Academy of Pediatrics Ages & Stages and health information.

Shots for School -Immunization requirements and laws for children in child care to college.

Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency - Shasta County Public Health serves the entire county population.

Shasta Community Health Center - Non profit health care system with clinics and education.


School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.

School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program (at least 60 graduate semester hours) that includes a year-long supervised internship. This training emphasizes preparation in mental health and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, and systems.

(source http://www.nasponline.org/about_sp/whatis.aspx)

Arisa Wongjodsri

School Psychologist, MA (Currently completing Applied Behavior Analysis Program through Florida Institute of Technology)
Excel Academy – Main Office
530-410-6088 ext 2278
2014-15 Programs/schools include: Excel Academy, Bella Vista Elementary, Early Intervention Program (EIP), and Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program at Shasta Lake School.

Speech/Language Pathologists