•  "A child must be healthy to learn, and a child must learn to be healthy"
    ~MA Department of Public Health

Bigelow School Health Room

Phone: 617-559-6819


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Sue Schy

Let me introduce myself to those who don't know me. My name is Sue Schy. I was brought up in CT, moved to Newton when I was in graduate school, and have lived in the area ever since. I've have also lived in Israel. I love to swim, bike, cook, read, and hang out with my ever-expanding family and my dog in my spare time. I have been a nurse for over 45 years and in Newton Public Schools since 2005. I have my Master's degree in pediatric nursing and have worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I have 3 children of my own who have all gone through Newton Public Schools, so I can understand some of your questions and concerns regarding your children as they go through their middle school years. What I love most about the Bigelow community and working with your children is being part of the daily energy that flows through this school. 

One thing you need to know about me is that I am hard of hearing and have been since I was in the 2nd grade when my loss was picked up by my own school nurse. I use two cochlear implants to help me to hear, but I still need some help from you. If you come into my office, please make sure you have my attention before you speak and remember that I must be facing you in order to hear our conversation. I generally do pretty well, but noisy situations, accents, and the telephone, where I don't have the benefit of seeing you, often present a challenge. If you are calling by phone, please be patient. Repeating and/or rephrasing what you are saying often helps. I am just trying to understand you and don't want to get the message wrong. If in doubt, please use email.

Keep an eye out in the Bigelow newsletter for any news from me.

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