Meet Your School Nurse

  • Keith Dieterle, MEd, RN, CSN, School Nurse


    Keith  Hello! My name is Keith Dieterle and I am the School Nurse at Gerald Huesken Middle School. I have been a registered nurse for over 25 years and joined the CV team in 2001. Prior to coming to CV, I worked at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in the pediatric critical care setting. After obtaining my RN degree from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, I went on to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Nursing as well as my School Nurse certification from Immaculata University. My master’s degree is in Education from the Eastern Mennonite University. It is my privilege to work with the caring and compassionate staff and families within the Conestoga Valley School District.


    My wife, Barbara, and I have four daughters and multiple pets. We fell in love with Lancaster after getting married and knew we wanted to make this area our home. In my spare time, I coach the CV Junior High Track & Field team, spending time with family, and continue to take graduate classes.


    The nursing team at Conestoga Valley share a variety of roles within the district and work closely with the counselors, psychologists, administration and staff members throughout the buildings. I continually look for ways to connect with and serve the students of CV. Please know that I am available to your children if they need support with health-related issues during the school day. Similarly, I am available to you at any time you have questions or concerns. My overall goal is to enhance your child’s educational experience through seamlessly bridging any medical/educational gaps encountered.


    Please feel free to contact me any time!
    Keith Dieterle, M.Ed., RN, CSN
    Phone: 717-397-1294 ext. 2050


    CV nurses believe in the following foundations

    1. Every student has the right to all educational opportunities that will allow him/her to   strive for personal excellence, while becoming caring and contributing citizens in a global community.
    2. Every student has the right to a level of health that permits maximum utilization of those educational opportunities.
    3. Parents and guardians have full responsibility for the health of their children; school nurses collaborate with parents and guardians in providing health services to their children while in school.
    4. The school health program, through the components of health services, health education, and concern for the environment, provides knowledge and understanding on which to base decisions for the promotion and protection of individual, family, and community health.
    5. The appropriate roles of the school nurse in the school health program include: manager of school health care, delivery of health services, advocate for the rights of children, counselor for health concerns of children, families, and staff as well as educator for school/community regarding health concerns.