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School Nurse

Meet Mary Elaine Knight, School Nurse

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I am Mary Elaine Knight, school health nurse for Sherrills Ford Elementary and Balls Creek Elementary. 

I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2003 from UNC School of Nursing. Occasionally, my Tarheel Blue self and Wolfpack Red husband clash!

I spent the first five years of my career in ICU/CCU/trauma environments. The past ten years, I have spent the majority of my time in case management and school health. I am nationally certified in school health and currently serve on the Executive Board for the School Nurses of NC Association. 

I am incredibly lucky to be included in the Balls Creek family and hope that my role can assist in assuring your child and family's experience at BCES is the best and healthiest possible. 

If I am not at school, where am I? You can find me chasing two boys, two dogs, three cats, and a fish. Or you might find us camping, antiquing, or anything related to Scouting.

Do you have a health question or concern? Please let me know. For non-urgent things, please use my email. For urgent issues, call the school at 828.464.4766.

For information about Student Health including our fever and lice policy, as well as any necessary forms, please click the button below.

Student Health Information


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Mary Elaine Knight

School Nurse

p. 828.464.4766