Mrs. Dale Scorza and Mrs. Peggy Lukaszczyk (“Mrs. Luke”), the lower and middle school nurses are both retiring this year. Mrs. Scorza did so in March and Mrs. Luke will do so at the end of the school year. Mrs. Scorza and Mrs. Luke shared the nurse’s position, as each worked part-time, caring for our lower and middle school students.
We conducted a search for a full-time nurse for the 2018-2019 school year, and in doing so, we found a nurse who can begin to help Mrs. Luke in the nurse’s office for the remainder of this year as well. We welcome Mrs. Toni Woods Maignan who will begin at the Academy on April 23rd. Below please see a note of introduction from Mrs. Woods Maignan:
Hello. My name is Toni Woods Maignan. I will be the new school nurse for the lower and middle school here at Moravian Academy. I am originally from a tiny Caribbean island (Utila) off the coast of Honduras in Central America where we speak English but learn Spanish in an immersion program at school because Spanish is Honduras’s official language. I speak, read and write Spanish fluently. I moved to Long Island, NY in high school with my aunt, but my immediate family all still live in Honduras.
I have a 20-year-old daughter, Toni, finishing her second year at Columbia University majoring in economics; a 12-year-old daughter, Tamera, finishing the 6th grade, a 10-year-old daughter, Tiffanie, finishing 4th grade, and twin boys, Matthew and Marlon, who are in second grade. They all play multiple sports, with soccer being their year-round sport all while keeping me smiling and quite busy. We moved to the Lehigh Valley 13 years ago when my husband’s job moved to Basking Ridge in New Jersey.
I have a baccalaureate degree in psychology from New York Institute of Technology and a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Seton Hall University. I am presently doing an online dual degree MSN/MBA at Xavier University that my twins chose because of their basketball team. I have worked for many years in customer service, hospitality management/patient relations and for the past 11 years as an emergency room nurse at Easton Hospital and a substitute school nurse at the Swain School.
I am extremely excited to begin this new chapter in my life and to get to know and work with each of you and the students!
We wish Mrs. Scorza and Mrs. Luke all the best in their retirements and welcome Mrs. Woods Maignan with open arms!