Meet Our School Nurse, Mrs. Davitt

Welcome to the Cherry Tree Clinic!

My name is Michele Davitt. I am a graduate of Memorial Hospital of South Bend School of Nursing as well as a member of the National Association of School Nurses. After moving nine times, my husband and I settled in Carmel with our 2 children in 1998. Both have subsequently graduated from Carmel High School as well as Purdue and DePauw.

While working at a local hospital I became involved with school nursing at Carmel first as a parent volunteer, then as a long term substitute nurse. I was selected as the nurse at West Clay in August of 2006. After seven years at West Clay, I made the decision to transfer to Cherry Tree due to the proximity of my home when an opening became available. I'm excited to work with our staff, students and their families.

My clinic hours are from 8:00 - 3:00 each school day. I am responsible for caring for our injured and sick students and staff. I administer medications and perform medical procedures each day. Reducing the transmission of communicable diseases and providing health education are of particular importance. I am also very active in our school wellness committee.

Please contact me at 846-3086 or by e-mail if you have questions or need my assistance. If your request is of an urgent nature please make sure to speak with one of our administrative assistants so they may bring the matter to my attention in a timely manner.

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Wash Your Hands

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.

When washing hands with soap and water:

1. Wet your hands with warm water.

2. Apply a generous amount of soap.

3. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds.

4. Rinse your hands.

5. Dry your hands with a paper towel.

6. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast-acting.

When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:

1. Apply product to the palm of one hand.

2. Rub hands together.

3. Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.  

Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, after changing diapers, after cleaning the toilet, after handling anything soiled with stool and before eating and preparing food.