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Clear Creek/Sunset School Nurses

Bethany Hythecker, RN/BSN 
901 South 14th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
bhythecker@clearlakeschools.org
(641) 357-5288

Josi Thompson, RN/BSN
901 South 14th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
jthompson@clearlakeschools.org 
(641) 357-5288

Middle/High School Nurse

Kelly Myers, RN 
125 North 20th Street 
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
kmyers@clearlakeschools.org 
(641) 357-5235

Welcome!

Student health needs are managed by Clear Lake's team of nurses. Bethany Hythecker and Josi Thompson support Clear Creek and Sunset View preschool. Kelly Myers serves the Middle School and High School.

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Who we are

Hythecker, Bethany

School Nurse

Hythecker, Bethany

School Nurse

Hi! My name is Bethany Hythecker and this is already my eighth year as a school nurse for Clear Lake! I'm entering my third year working part-time, though I see the students less, I still get to develop relationships with them and our great staff here at school, while spending more time with my family at home. At home, I spend much of my time attempting to be creative with healthy meals for the family, helping my husband take care of our small acreage, and learning to see life through the eyes of a toddler and infant.

When I started college, I pursued P.E. and Health Education at the University of Northern Iowa because I had always had an interest in health and wellness. However, with one year of college left, I made the jump from an education major to a nursing major at Allen College of Nursing in Waterloo to pursue my Bachelor's in Nursing.

After college, I took a job with the Wolfe Eye Clinic in West Des Moines and worked with a Pediatric Ophthalmologist. During my time there, I was able to travel to Romania and assist with eye surgeries of people unable to afford medical care. I eventually wanted to practice my nursing skills in a hospital setting because I hadn't had the chance since graduating from college and so started working at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. When I got married and moved to North Iowa, I applied for the job as school nurse and and have loved the staff, students and families from the from the beginning. I'm so thankful I'm able use my education background with my training in nursing to serve others!

Myers, Kelly

School Nurse

Myers, Kelly

School Nurse

Thompson, Josi

School Nurse

Thompson, Josi

School Nurse

I'm Josi Thompson, the newest member of Clear Lake's team of nurses. I am wife to Seth and mommy to three little beauties.  I'm a lover of Jesus, baseball, horses, and everything about the peace and beauty of the country.  And I'm a somewhat new found lover of coffee and running- not enjoyed in unison, of course. 🙂

As a child I spent a lot of time with my grandparents on their farm being immersed in a plethora of life skills ranging from taming kittens, to welding, "fixing" things in the shop, driving all things with wheels, learning to bake, sew, to do Pinterest inspired projects before Pinterest was a thing, and even a little Morse Code on the old CB radio.  I have to give a big thanks to them for investing time shaping my desire to care for and teach people.  They were great models of selflessness, patience and giving.  So when it came time to settle on "what I wanted to be when I grew up" the decision to choose a career in nursing or education was difficult for me.  Ultimately, I settled on nursing because of the diversity the profession offered, while still hoping to someday end up in an educational setting.  So...I completed my ADN from Iowa Lakes Community College and received my BSN from the University of Iowa.  I began my career in nursing at Mercy Medical Center-NI completing a Critically Ill Internship followed by positions in the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Recovery Unit, and Cardiac Cath Lab, where, on occasion, I still get to serve and keep up on my acute care nursing skills..

This fall marks the beginning of my fourth year at Clear Lake Schools.  Being new to school nursing, I have been a bit caught off guard how fast the seasons change and the months on a school calender turn!  Watching your children journey through these school years has brought me much joy and a little momma heartache on how fast little ones grow older.  Your children have reminded me to give thanks for the season of life I am in and insight into what my life will look like all too soon!  I'm looking forward to what this year has in store for us!