Health Center Staff

Terri Laggis, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Health Center

Terri joined the Grove staff in 2016 as the Director of the Health Center.  She attended the University of Saint Joseph, where she received her master’s degree in nursing and is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. Terri is a dynamic voice for the important role regular stress management plays in maintaining health and well-being.  In addition to her master’s degree in nursing, she holds a master’s degree in Integrative Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute and is also a licensed massage therapist.

Utilizing her unique background she integrates the art, heart, and science of good health and the value of a holistic perspective in healthcare today.  Terri has trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Beck Institute, Motivational interviewing at the Health Education and Training Institute and Stress Management and Resilience Training at Harvard and The Benson-Henry Institute as well as Paramount Wellness Institute. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions such as HeartMath, mindfulness, auricular acupuncture, therapeutic drumming and CranioSacral therapy to work with clients in helping them achieve their individual wellness goals.

Terri is also a member of the clinical team at Grove providing medication management and therapy.  Her nursing career spans 27 years with experience in a variety of areas including pediatric and adolescent medicine, pediatric oncology, clinical research and general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry with adolescents and adults at Straun Health and Wellness where she maintains a part time position. Terri is excited to be part of a community that encourages creativity and shares her holistic perspective in treating adolescents and young adults.  Terri enjoys the arts, reading, hiking and traveling with her husband and 3 children.

Kim Kelly, BSN
Health Center Nurse

Kim began working in the Grove School Health Center in 2002. She grew up in Connecticut and earned her BSN at the University of Rhode Island in 1996.  Kim worked at the Hospital of Saint Raphael on the Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit for 6 years where she gained invaluable nursing experience.  Having always had a special interest in psychology and wanting to work with children and adolescents, the decision to join the team at Grove School was an easy one!

When Kim began working in the Health Center, it was an office in half a room. Over the years she has seen the Health Center grow in to the brand new, multi bed facility it is today. Working together with such a dedicated team of nurses towards the social, emotional, and physical well-being of the students is very rewarding.

Kim is a Certified American Heart Association CPR instructor and is a Medication Administration Certification Instructor through DCF.  In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, volunteering in her community, and spending time with her husband and their 2 children.

Jane Walsh, RN
Health Center

Jane has passionately practiced school nursing for over 30 years. She has worked in every educational setting from preschool Headstart Programs, kindergarten through high school and college in both public and private schools. After graduating from Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing she pursued work in mental health at the Brattleboro Retreat, Middlesex Hospital acute psychiatric unit, and at The Community Health Center.  Jane has been a health advocate, a spouse abuse counselor, medical liaison, and an editor for a national newsletter for domestic violence prevention

After moving to Vermont graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education, Johnson State College and pursued graduate studies for integrative medicine at The Path Institute at Plymouth State College. She holds an Educators License in Vermont and is a National Board Certified School Nurse. Currently as a member of the Association of School Nurses for Connecticut, Jane is appointed to the School Nurse Advisory Council for the State of Connecticut. She is a member of the Wellness Committee at Grove School.

In 2007 the seaside and the opportunity to be part of the Grove community prompted a move to CT. Working with adolescents in a private school setting is a privilege and Jane looks forward to each day as it brings diverse challenges to the enthusiastic team in the Health Center. The program at Grove School supports the integration of health in partnership with student academic success and the promotion of mind, body and spiritual health which have always guided her personal and professional goals.

Outside of health care, Jane has many diverse interests including the humanities, New England maritime history, fabric art, wood design and building, cultural studies, travel, kayaking, skating, cross country skiing, snorkeling with manta ray, and Vermont life.