Page Valley Livin’ visits with ‘A Hero Among Us’

Shenandoah Elementary


Weekly YouTube show dives into various issues in the Page Valley, while also reporting the Week in Review and checking out the Weekend Ahead

By Randy Arrington

LURAY, Dec. 13 — This week “Page Valley Livin'” visits with Tara Cruey Fox, the school nurse at Shenandoah Elementary, who was recognized by some of Virginia’s top education officials last week for saving the life of a co-worker in early November.

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Dr. Lisa Coons, State Superintendent of Public Education, and Dr. Jeremy Raley, Virginia Department Of Education Chief of Staff, joined the faculty and staff of Shenandoah Elementary School to surprise Nurse Fox with a special ceremony of recognition. (To watch the video of the surprise assembly honoring Fox, CLICK HERE.)

We talk with Nurse Fox about that day in early November, when a staff member stopped talking and then Nurse Fox found “no pulse”. Her quick action to administer CPR quickly revived the staff member, who was then taken to the hospital by county EMS responders.

The conversation becomes both inspirational and emotional as Nurse Fox recalls that moment, and then asks, “What if I had not been here?” She highlights the importance of learning CPR, and describes for us what these special nurses deal with each day in our schools.

Nurse Fox was also kind enough to play “The 5Ws” with us, where we talk about her favorite Christmas movie — a true Christmas classic that won’t be a surprise to anyone who has visited her office. We’ll also talk about why she became a nurse, where she studied, and why school nurses are so important to our local schools.

As always, we’ll look back at “the week that was” in the Page Valley with a review of news headlines and sports, and we’ll tell you about some upcoming events to look out for this weekend.

(Page Valley Livin’ ~ Episode 8 was recorded on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and first aired Wednesday, Dec. 13).

Coming up on Page Valley Livin’… more holiday content, and more interesting people and places. We’re also open to ideas…if you have one for an upcoming show, send us an email or provide a comment below.

The aim and purpose of these videos is to provide more information about more things that make up the wonderful place we call the Page Valley of Virginia. Serious issues will be handled seriously, while lighter issues may offer more opportunity to have some fun. There is no theme or agenda other than promoting the Page Valley, and trying to better inform the people who both live here and those who love to visit.

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A special “Thank You” to our Page Valley Livin’ sponsor, Luray Caverns.



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