Phone: 417-732-3650


Degrees and Certifications:


Shawna Walker, LPN



Degrees and Certifications:


Melissa Saner, HCA

I'm Melissa Saner, often called "Nurse Melissa" by the students and staff.  I am not, however, a registered nurse.  I am actually a certified nurse assistant, working as the High School Health Care Aide.  This year begins my 16th year with the Republic School District, and my 12th year in the health services department.  I previously worked as a Title I paraprofessional at E1 for four years, before transferring to the RMS health office for nine years.  I am beginning my third year at RHS, and I am so excited to get back to school and see the students!


I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Gerontology from Missouri State University (SMSU at the time).  Throughout my college years I worked as a certified nurse assistant and certified medication technician, and my love for nursing never left.   I absolutely love working with students and staff to promote health and wellness, working with students with chronic illnesses, and assisting Nurse Nancy with office management.  


When I am not at school, I am spending time at home with my family.  My husband Ryan and I just celebrated our 23nd anniversary, and we have one son, Colson, a 2019 Republic grad.  He has special needs and lives at home with us.  My brother-in-law, Rustyn, rounds out our family since he now lives us.  We love to go on adventures and live our lives to the fullest!  


"When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you've gotta do?  Just keep swimming."