Working as a nurse during a pandemic can be a stressful job, but Aaron Newlow took on the responsibility for the OVS community with ease.
As the head nurse, Mr. Newlow is in charge of the health and wellbeing of students both at upper and lower campuses. However, his job requires more attention than the nurses of previous years, as he must closely monitor the school for any signs of COVID-19. He does his job well and is loved by his peers. “Aaron is a hard worker,” said fellow nurse Paloma Sandoval.
While not working, Mr. Newlow spends his time outdoors either playing his guitar or surfing. In his youth, Mr. Newlow attended Hillcrest Christain School in a class with only eighteen students. He is familiar with communal environments, and his experience helps him to fit right in with the close-knit community of OVS. “I never felt lost in the mix of school,” he said, and his transition into OVS was seamless.
Mr. Newlow explored his interests at five different colleges. He attended Moorpark College, California State University, Northridge, San Diego State University, and the University of Oklahoma. He earned a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Kinesiology and went on to obtain his Master’s in Physical Education. He enjoyed gaining higher education and the independence that came with it. “It was a good learning experience for me,” he said, as he learned to balance academics and his social life.
Before applying to OVS, Mr. Newlow worked as an athletic trainer. He had a passion for athletics even in high school, as he played on several sports teams throughout his teenage years. While Mr. Newlow went to college with the intention of one day working with athletes, he ultimately realized his true calling is as a nurse.
Mr. Newlow learned about OVS through his wife who attended Lower Campus. With a deadly virus threatening communities, Mr. Newlow has demonstrated bravery and commitment in caring for both his own family and the students of our school. As head nurse, he practices strong leadership and safety measures in the health center. “He never misses a beat when we need help with something,” said Ms. Sandoval.
Mr. Newlow is regarded as a kind and caring person by his peers, and we are lucky to have him as a part of our OVS community. “He always tries his best for everything he does,” exclaimed Ms. Sandoval.Share