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    School Nurse

    Family Support Team

    Bilingual Support

    Resource/Special Needs Services

    School Nurse

    Terri Helm-Remund, MN, RN, NCSN

    Photo of Nurse Terri

    I have been a school nurse in Seattle Public Schools since 1988. I have enjoyed many different assignments, and have now been at West Seattle Elementary School since 2007.

    After graduating from Humboldt State University in 1977 with a BSN I spent the next few years trying out different areas of nursing. In 2003 I completed a Masters in Nursing from the University of Washington in a program called Family Centered Pediatrics. I am a Nationally Certified School Nurse.

    At home there is my husband, Allan, daughter Darcy and her two children Shane (3) and Clara (6 months). Busy and rewarding! I have many interests including hiking, gardening, and creating art. For the past few years I have been worked after school with West Seattle Elementary School students making public mosaics. You can see samples of our work on the planter boxes outside the school and on the stairway at the entrance.

    Family Support Team


    The Family Support Worker provides numerous services to students and their families. Family Support Workers are skilled in working with diverse cultural needs, assisting families in crisis and acting as an added bridge between school and home to facilitate student success.  

    Our Family Support Worker can help with needs such as assisting with food, clothing, transportation help, cultural adjustment, attendance, behavior support for students.  

    Safia Nur is our Family Support Worker. 

    ssnur@seattleschools.org

    Bilingual Support


    West Seattle Elementary provides bilingual support for English Language Learners at all stages of progress. 

    Our Bilingual team supports students who have been integrated into regular classrooms.  The Bilingual team provides includes fluent speakers of Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese and helps assist in school-home communication.  The team targets specific skills students need to become proficient in English and provides assistance in all areas of academic need.   

    Resource/Special Needs Services


    Students with special needs are supported by caring and experienced group of support staff.  

    West Seattle Elementary provides a variety of services, such as Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy, a special education teacher to support mainstreamed students, a speech therapist, a full-time counselor and a school nurse.