Frances Belmonte-Mann, MA, BSN, RN, IL PEL/School Nurse, PEL/ADM, NCSN has been a School Administrator/School Nurse for over 25 years, which she continues to do part-time. She has attended and written over 1,500 IEP (Individual Educational Programs) for students in all educational settings. She has published nursing articles in the Journal of School Nursing. She was former clinical instructor at the University of Illinois – Chicago in the College of Nursing School Nurse Certification Program.
Jessica H. Gerdes, MS, BSN, RN, IL PEL/School Nurse, NCSN retired from the Illinois State Board of Education as a school nursing consultant. Prior to her employment in Illinois, she served in a similar position in the North Carolina Department of Public Health. She is a former president of the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants. Her career in school nursing spans 26 years. She is on the adjunct faculty of the Lewis University School Nurse Certification Program.