Katherine Bissett
School Nurse


  • Health and Wellness
  • Mental Health

Katherine Bissett is a school nurse at the Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore, a public charter school for grades K–8 located in the Baltimore neighborhood of Park Heights. The school’s health center is an initiative of Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education, a program of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Bissett’s professional interests include engaging children in nutrition and wellness education, addressing mental health needs, and supporting parents as they work to instill healthy habits in their homes. Bissett’s work as a school nurse is integral to the Rales Center’s mission to improve the health of—and thus the academic achievements and lifelong prospects for—children living in economically disadvantaged communities. Bissett holds a degree in international relations and Spanish from the University of Richmond and previously worked for nonprofit organizations in Latin America providing pediatric surgical care, before returning to school for a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She graduated magna cum laude from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2012.