Lisa Morin-Plante was a huge factor in St. Mary's being able to keep the school open in the wake of COVID-19.

Leadership of school nurse key to St. Mary’s success during pandemic

Less than 24 hours after finishing her most challenging year as a school nurse, Lisa Morin-Plante arrived on the shores of New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee — not to vacation, but to take up her duties as the nurse manager at a summer camp for boys.

Over the previous 15 months Morin-Plante was a key figure in creating and executing St. Mary’s plan for the 2020-21 school year, which called for in-person learning for the vast majority of students, with Zoom-from-home options for those who needed it.

While many schools went to a hybrid schedule in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and some even had students stay home for months at a time, the 140-year-old Catholic school in the center of Lynn — with more t…

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