Palmer Named District Nurse

Owensboro Public Schools has named Jaclyn Palmer the District Nurse for the district. She will officially begin her duties May 1, 2024. 

Palmer has worked for Owensboro Public Schools since August 2019 serving as both an individual nurse for students and a school nurse. Palmer brings more than eight years of nursing experience, having served as a nurse with the Green River District Health Department from 2017 until she moved to Owensboro Public Schools. 

“I have greatly enjoyed my work with Owensboro Public Schools and am looking forward to taking on a leadership role with the nursing program in the district,” said Palmer. “I am a proud graduate of Owensboro Public Schools and it means so much to me to be able to oversee and ensure the health and well-being of our students.”

Palmer earned her Associate’s degree in science and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Owensboro Community and Technical College. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University.

“While we had many qualified applicants for this position, Jaclyn’s experience in the district helped her stand out as the right person for the job,” said John DeLacey, Director of Transportation, Safety and Health. “Her relationship with the other district nurses and community partners that assist with our health services will allow for a smooth transition into her new role and we are thrilled to have her oversee our district’s health services.” 

In her new role, Palmer will collaborate with school staff, clinic aides, district school-based nurses and physicians to develop and implement a total school health program while ensuring all services required follow Kentucky statute. She will also oversee the health screenings and referrals mandated by the state and district policy. She begins her new role effective May 1, 2024.