Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kelly Allman
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS INSTRUCTOR
Mrs. Allman attended the Health Occupations program at Lewis & Clark while she was a student at St. Dominic High School. She earned her nursing diploma from the Jewish Hospital School Of Nursing. While in nursing school, Mrs. Allman worked as a nurses aid thanks to her experience at Lewis & Clark. After earning her RN, Mrs. Allman worked in a Critical Care unit at Jewish Hospital (now BJC) for four years followed by eight years in the same position at Missouri Baptist Hospital. In 2001, Mrs. Allman’s jumped at the chance to come back to Lewis & Clark to teach and be a mentor to future medical professionals. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMSL while working full-time as a nurse, Mrs. Allman is a Certified Nurses Aid Instructor and a Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor from the American Heart Association.
Mrs. Allman is married and has three children. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and spending time with her family.
“I am passionate about the field of nursing and health care, and enjoy sharing it with students in our program. I love it when students come back and share how much the program helped them get to where they want to be in the healthcare field.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Angel Dodson
HEALTH RELATED OCCUPATIONS INSTRUCTOR
As a student at Francis Howell High School, Mrs. Dodson made a decision to attend Lewis & Clark to see if she really had what it takes to be in nursing. She took that experience and enrolled at St. Mary’s Nursing College in O’Fallon following graduation. From her experience at Lewis & Clark, she was able to work as a nurse’s aide while in college. Out of nursing school, Mrs. Dodson worked at a nursing home for two years followed by a 20-year career in the emergency room at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Mrs. Dodson jumped at the opportunity to teach the program at Lewis & Clark and has been teaching Health Related Occupations since 2010.
When Mrs. Dodson is not teaching, grading, or calling parents, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband hiking, biking, and camping. She also enjoys spending time with her grandkids.
“I love being back at Lewis & Clark teaching. I am passionate about the success of my students. We make a deal: I give 110% to my students and they give 110% to this program!”
HEALTH/HEALTH RELATED OCCUPATIONS1 year program; 3 units of creditsThe Health/Health Related Occupations course offer learning experiences for juniors and seniors in high school designed to create or further stimulate their interest in the many career opportunities available in the health field. This course is designed to be challenging and meet the needs of all learning styles. The student will learn beginning skills and the basic procedures needed for an entry level job and a sound basis for continuing their education in the medical field.The first semester involves classroom theory, demonstrations and practice. During the second semester, students begin to draw upon previously acquired knowledge and basic skills by applying them to various health services through supervised clinical observations and experiences. Students must have an up-to-date immunization record, a TB test, a urine drug screen, a criminal background check, a flu vaccine, Covid vaccine, and maintain a 75% average and 90% attendance to remain in the program and be placed in clinical rotations. Students are placed in clinical rotations Monday through Thursday and continue classroom work on Fridays.This class may be taken as a 4 hour dual credit class with State Technical College of Missouri. Separate admissions criteria apply. Credit is transferrable to many other MIssouri colleges and universities including Missouir S&T, SEMO, and Missouri State University. Consult a Lewis & Clark Career Center Counselor for more information.