School Nurse Staff

Margee Poole, BSN, RN

  • Schools: Since Margee is the Lead Nurse for the Champaign Unit 4 Schools, she oversees nursing services at all of the Champaign Unit 4 Schools. Margee also sees students regularly and responds to needs at Barkstall and Kenwood.
  • How Long: Margee joined the Champaign Unit 4 Schools in September of 2009 
    • Background: Attended Millikin University’s BSN in nursing program. Has been a nurse for over 20 years, with experience in inpatient Maternal/Child Health, Ambulatory Family practice and Pediatrics. Margee has also worked in Process Improvement and Quality as well.
  • Contact: poolema@u4sd.org

Valerie Skaperdas, Registered Nurse

  • Schools: B.T. Washington STEM Academy, Stratton Elementary, Novak Academy, and Champaign Early Childhood.
  • How Long: Valerie joined the Champaign Unit 4 Schools in 2006 
  • Background: Attended nursing school at Parkland Community College. Has experience in Medical nursing, Maternal/Child Health, including NICU, and Mental Health nursing for both adults and children.
  • Contact: skaperva@u4sd.org

Destiny Decker, Registered Nurse

  • Schools: Dr. Howard Elementary and South Side Elementary
  • How Long: Destiny joined the Champaign Unit 4 Schools in November of 2013
  • Background: Attended Lincoln University and has experience as a school nurse and maternal/child health nurse.
  • Contact: deckerde@u4sd.org

Cindy Limentato, Registered Nurse

  • Schools:  Garden Hills Elementary and Westview Elementary
  • How Long:  Cindy joined the Champaign Unit 4 Schools in the August of 2013
  • Background: Studied nursing at Oral Roberts University. Has experience in Maternal/Child Health and Urgent Care nursing.
  • Contact: limentci@u4sd.org

Joni Fredrickson, RN, BSN

  • School: Central High School
  • How Long: Joni joined the Champaign Unit 4 Schools in January of 2015
  • Background: Joni has been a nurse since 1983. She has worked in Oncology, OB, Oral/Maxillofacial trauma, and as a staff member in the Parkland AND program.
  • Contact: fredrijo@u4sd.org

Edie Stelsel, Registered Nurse

  • School: Edison Middle School
  • How Long: Edie joined the Champaign Unit 4 Schools in November of 2016
  • Background: Edie has a BA from Kuyper College and graduated from the College of Lake County as a Registered Nurse. She is a bilingual Spanish speaker with medical-surgical pediatric, home health care management, and 3 years of previous school nurse experience.
  • Contact: stelseed@u4sd.org

Sarah Asklund, BSN, RN

  • School: Bottenfield and Carrie Busey
  • How Long: Sarah joined Champaign Unit 4 Schools in August of 2017, after subbing for the District for one year.
  • Background: I am a graduate of UIUC and Lakeview College of Nursing. I've been a nurse for four years. In addition to working for Unit 4 I also work as a High Risk L&D Nurse at Carle. Before becoming a nurse, I taught Pre-K at Next Generation School and did in-home behavioral therapy with kids on the autism spectrum.
  • Contact: asklunsa@u4sd.org

Joie Ponder, Registered Nurse

  • School: Robeson and International Prep Academy
  • How Long: Joie joined Champaign Unit 4 Schools in October of 2017
  • Background:Studied nursing at Parkland College and community health at Eastern Illinois University. Experience in medical/surgical nursing.
  • Contact: ponderjo@u4sd.org

Dawn Taylor, BSN, RN

  • School: Centennial High School
  • How Long: Dawn joined Champaign Unit 4 Schools in January 2018.
  • Background: Attended Lakeview College of Nursing's BSN program. Has experience in Cardio/Pulmonary, Family Medicine and Geriatrics.
  • Contact: taylordaw@u4sd.org
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