Family ties strengthen Grant’s Cedar Hill ISD Nursing Connection

Mystynemarie Grant is the Supervising Nurse at Bessie Coleman and Permenter Middle Schools, Collegiate Academy and High School and the Dr. Peggy M. Wilson STEM Center.

And she’s helped out at other campuses as well.

“I love working in the same district as my great-niece and two great-nephews (Collegiate Academy and Cedar Hill High School Early College Academy) that I’m raising,” Grant said. “It’s allowed me to be more involved in their education and to get to know the educators and staff influencing them.”

Grant said working with scholars and staff at multiple campuses is an important part of her job.

“I love knowing that I have helped a child or staff member have a better day or to make a positive impact on their future health,” Grant said. “As a school nurse, I have opportunities to educate scholars every day on topics including but not limited to asthma, diabetes and handwashing.”

Grant is a Registered Nurse (RN) who earned her Bachelor’s of Science from Texas Woman’s University in Houston. She’ll complete her ninth year with CHISD this month.

“I was interested in school nursing for a long time, and then when I took in my great-niece and two great-nephews, I needed a better schedule than the hospital where I worked as a NICU Nurse and then as a PACU nurse,” Grant said. “I started subbing in CHISD school clinics and then worked summer school before being hired full-time as a supervising nurse.”

Grant was motivated to become a nurse after an accident, in which he suffered burns when she was 7 years old.

“The nurses at the Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston truly impacted me, and I wanted to give back for everything they gave me,” Grant said. “I think nursing and caring for people is in my blood. My maternal great-grandma was a nurse, my maternal grandpa wanted to be a nurse, and my paternal grandma helped to birth most of the babies in her small town in Wyoming.”