I am Cathy Allen, the Prairie Trace School Nurse.  I look forward to providing your student and your families the services needed to keep you informed and healthy.

I have 3 boys in the Carmel Clay Schools. A 7th grader at Clay Middle School, and a 5th and 3rd grader here at Prairie Trace. I have been married for 16 years to my husband Keith. Our family has a dog Sadie and a bearded dragon named Beady.

I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years with a B.S.N. from Indiana University. My experience is in a variety of areas ranging from critical care to cardiac care, and now here at Prairie Trace.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, my hours are from 8am-3pm during the school year. I look forward to a happy, healthy school year!

Cathy Allen, R.N., B.S.N.

Prairie Trace Elementary

14200 River Road

Carmel, IN 46033

Phone (317) 571-7925

Fax (317) 571-7926


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.