We have accomplished a great deal this past year in furthering our mission, “To advance the practice of school nursing and enhance the educational success of students by promoting quality health services.” We pledge to continue our efforts and surpass our achievements in the future. To do this we need dedicated, insightful leadership that will guide us into the future of our profession.

This year we are pleased to present our candidates for the Executive Committee roles of President Elect and Treasurer. We have one candidate for President Elect and one for the role of Treasurer. Voting will be done electronically. Please review it here and then vote anonymously through the survey below by Friday October 19, 2018.


Lou Ann Gleason MSN, RN
Candidate for President-Elect

Lou Ann Gleason MSN, RN, is a school nurse at the South Jefferson Central School District. She became a school nurse in 2004 after earning her Associates Degree as a part time student while working full time as a School LPN for twelve years. She continued her education and earned her BSN in 2011 and her MSN with a specialty in Nursing Education in 2015. She has worked in the elementary, middle, and high school and has been the District’s Nursing Supervisor since 2012. She received the Excellence in School Nursing award in 2012. She is a member of the district’s Health and Wellness Committee and Safety Committee. Lou Ann was the NYSASN Zone 9 Representative from 2012 to 2017 and Education Chair since 2016. Lou Ann has been a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing since 2015 and The National Association of School Nurses since 2004.



Teresa Ergul, AAS, BS, RN
Candidate for Treasurer

Teresa Ergul has been a registered nurse for 36 years. She has been a school nurse for 10 years and is currently the school nurse in Moriches Elementary School in the William Floyd School District for over 800 students in grades K through 5.

Ms. Ergul has an AAS degree in Nursing from Suffolk County Community College and a BS in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College. She has worked in home care, a health center, a unit nurse and supervisor in the Suffolk County Nursing Home and is now a school nurse.

She has served Suffolk County Association of School Nurses, Zone 2 of NYSASN, as a past president, and is currently assisting on the conference committee for this year’s NYSASN Conference on Long Island at Stony Brook University. She was also awarded the Suffolk County Association of School Nurses Excellence in School Nursing Award. She has been the bookkeeper for her family business, a wholesale produce company, for the past 30 years and is currently the Treasurer for her district’s nursing unit.