Mrs. Cantu attended the University of Texas where her passion for working with children and families led her to obtain her B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences. While at UT, she had the opportunity to work with children and adults of all ages in therapeutic clinics, early childhood development centers, and inpatient neuro rehab facilities.
After graduation, she worked in education as a Lead Teacher in an Early Head Start Program, and an English as a Second Language teacher to both children and adults. It was in these settings that she appreciated the value of an education and the vital role that teachers play.
With a desire to work with children and families in clinical setting, Mrs. Cantu earned her Associate’s in Nursing from Wharton County Junior College and her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. While in nursing school, she excelled in Community Nursing, Medical Surgical, Labor & Delivery, and Postpartum units. She precepted in a challenging Neuro ICU setting that shaped the way she viewed and provided care to her patients.
Mrs. Cantu is excited to be the School Nurse at Saint Theresa’s where her passion for education and nursing can be combined. With her education and work experience in various pediatric settings, she believes she can provide holistic and compassionate care to every Griffin student.