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Ms. Hess

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     Hello!  My name is Cristy Hess, RN  and this will be my 4th year teaching at MAT. The past 3 years have been amazing, and I am so excited to be a part of this great school. It is an honor for me to be able to pour into young people as they are growing and learning about what careers are available to them in the world of healthcare. This year I will be teaching EKG, as well as Health Science 1 / A&P.  

     I was born and raised here in Polk County. I graduated from Kathleen High School in 1991. I went on to study nursing at Polk Community College and graduated from there in 2009 with an AS degree in Nursing. I worked for a year in a local SNF, and after a year decided to make a career move. I was offered a position in a local Emergency Department, and worked there for 7 years. I love the organized chaos of the ER, and still identify myself as an ER nurse. It is something I will always be passionate about, but I also realized that it was time to make a career move. I have worked with teenagers in our youth group at church for most of my adult life, so it just made sense when I was approached about a teaching position at Mckeel Academy of Technology. How wonderful it has been to combine my nursing experience with my love for teenagers! Our young people are the future doctors, surgeons, and medical professionals of tomorrow! I look forward to this upcoming school year and anticipate great things to take place in the lives of these awesome young people! Thank you for trusting me with their education. I do not take this calling lightly and appreciate the opportunity to make a difference.

Cristy Hess, RN

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