OHS Welcomes New Nurses


Jojo LaBrier

New nurse, Mrs. Colleen Stebe, checks on Davin Smiths heartbeat.

Last year five faculty and staff members retired, two of them being nurses. So OHS has welcomed two new nurses to the school.

Last year, OHS nurse Mrs. Pam Frederich retired after working in the Mehlville School District since 2000. Assistant nurse, Gail Wilke also retired. That’s where Mrs. Colleen Stebe and Mrs. Nicole Fisher decided to step up. Stebe will take on the role of head nurse with Fisher there to assist.

Stebe attended Southeast Missouri State University where she graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in science of nursing. Before OHS, she worked in the pediatric unit at Mercy Hospital where she worked on the pediatric test and treatment floor. Even though a hospital environment is very different opposed to a school, Stebe is thrilled for the new year. 

“I can’t wait to work with the students,” said Stebe. “I’m very excited to get to know everyone.”  

Fisher is currently working towards her bachelors of science in nursing at St. Louis Community College. She has been nursing for around four years and has bounced around the district. She previously worked at Washington Middle School, Buerkle Middle School, and Mehlville High School before finally settling at OHS. Fisher has always had a passion for helping people and is ecstatic to meet all the new students and staff. 

“I’m most excited about being in a new environment and getting to know the kids and staff, ” said Fisher.“I was over on the other side of the district at Mehlville so I don’t know anyone and I’m just overall excited for the new start.”

Both Stebe and Fisher applied for the job, and when offered took the position leading them here today. They are both very eager to start their new career at OHS and cannot  wait to see what the school year brings.