"As a Nurse we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart, and body of our patients, their families, and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you never made them feel."
- Maya Angelou



Welcome to Health Services!

The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. The Nursing Offices at State Road and Kemblesville are staffed by Registered Nurses during all student school days. Our nurses provide first aid to sick or injured students and administer prescribed medications. Health counseling and health education are available to all students.

We are here to offer our students a safe, caring environment to come to in sickness and in health, to discuss any and all health concerns and to keep our students in school and learning!

Many parents do not understand our request for a doctor’s order to administer medications to their child. The following is an excerpt from the March 30, 2010 “Guidelines for Pennsylvania Schools for the Administration of Medications and Emergency Care” from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

“…A prescription provides instruction to the pharmacist for dispensing the medications, while a medication order provides instruction to the nurse for administration of the medication. Medication orders are required for both prescription as well as over the counter medications and herbal remedies.”

As stated above, the paper prescription you receive from your child’s doctor is actually a document for the pharmacist to use to dispense the medication and includes instructions on how and when to take the medicine. It is not the document required by state law and by the nursing office to give the medication to your child. No medications will be administered without a doctor’s order. There will be no exceptions to this state law.

To reach the Nursing Office

State Road campus (4th-12th grades) 
please call 484-667-5000 and select 2 

Kemblesville Early Learning Center (K-3rd)
please call 610-255-5325, extension 203


Our AGCS Nurses

Holly Verderame, RN, BSN, CSN 

Head Nurse

State Road campus: hverderame@agcharter.org
   
Nurse Holly resides in Oxford, PA with her husband and two children. Holly is an honors graduate of Delaware Technical College's Associate Degree Nursing program and received her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Holly received her Certification in School Nursing from Eastern Mennonite University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Nursing Leadership with a Concentration in School Health. Holly is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Secretary for the Chester County School Nurse Association, and Southeastern Representative for the Pennsylvania School Nurse Association. Holly's nursing background includes addictions/psychiatric, medical/surgical, education, and pediatrics.

Erica Bradshaw, MSN, RN

State Road campus: ebradshaw@agcharter.org

Nurse Erica resides in West Grove with her husband and two daughters, an AGCS student and a future AGCS student. She graduated from Delaware County Community College with her Associate's Degree in Nursing and West Chester University with her MSN. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Erica's nursing background includes pediatric home care nursing, long term care nursing, RN supervising, and several volunteer nursing opportunities, as well as working as a school nurse for more than 6 years. 

Samantha Miller-Hall, RN, MSN, NCSN 

Early Learning Center: smillerhall@agcharter.org

Nurse Samantha resides in Landenberg, PA and has two children at AGCS. She graduated from York College with BS and then obtained her BSN and MSN from University of Delaware, with a concentration in pediatric nursing. Samantha has been a school nurse for seven years and is a Nationally Certified school nurse.  She has a background in pediatrics and medical/surgical nursing.