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For Immediate Release: December 7, 2023 

Contact:  Tricia Runyan, Communications Specialist 

Phone: 540.743.3800 


Shenandoah Elementary School Nurse Honored For Life Saving Actions

LURAY, Va. ― On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, Dr. Lisa Coons, State Superintendent of Public Education, and Dr. Jeremy Raley, VDOE Chief of Staff, joined the faculty and staff of Shenandoah Elementary School to honor Ms. Tara Fox.

In an assembly with all students and staff, Dr. Coons spoke about heroes and that Shenandoah has one walking around their building every day.  As the school nurse at Shenandoah, Ms. Fox recently performed life saving CPR by immediately stepping in to revive a school staff member and assist emergency services upon arrival. PCPS is very proud of Ms. Fox and grateful for her work.

To watch the video of the surprise assembly honoring Ms. Fox, click here