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Welcome Jen Merino, The McGillis School’s New Health Specialist 

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by Jim Brewer, Head of School


I am pleased to welcome Jen Merino to our Kehilah! Jen is joining McGillis as our Health Specialist effective Tuesday, September 1. 


Jen will be tasked with tracking health data in our community, monitoring the daily health screenings submitted by families and employees, following COVID trends in our state and county, serving on our COVID task force, assisting students that may become ill while at school, and more. 


Jen holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Education in Emergency Medical Services from the University of Utah. She has worked in healthcare for the last 10 years, finding ways to incorporate her love for teaching and education. Throughout her career, she has sought opportunities to combine her love for education and healthcare. Her past experience includes serving as an academic advisor, early education teacher, EMT in pediatrics, and work in emergency and urgent care settings. Jen enjoys traveling with her husband, writing, watching Jazz and Utes games, and dotting on her three dachshunds. She is native to Ecuador and has lived in Brooklyn, NY, and Newark, NJ.  


Please join me in welcoming Jen when she begins this week!