Faculty Focus: Jennifer Epps


Jack Pittman, Copy Editor

This week’s Faculty Focus is on RMA’s newest school nurse and COVID-19 expert, Jennifer Epps! Mrs. Epps joined RMA over the summer as a part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was an office nurse and a hospital-rounding nurse for 20 years before coming to RMA. Although she misses the people she worked with, she loves the people she works with here. She’s loved working with and talking to the Lower School kids, as it has been a while since her kids were that age, and she forgot how cute and little they are! She has also loved being on the same schedule as her three kids, Davis, Cooper, and Caroline, because she won’t have to miss any of their extra curricular activities. Although she loves being closer to her kids, she’s not so sure they feel the same way! She has loved working here so far, with her only complaint being the walkie talkie, saying, “I cannot get the hang of carrying this walkie talkie! I keep leaving it places, so now I have my name on it!” Overall, we are thrilled to have Mrs. Epps as our school nurse and would like to wish her all the best in getting used to RMA (and finding her walkie talkie)!


Get to know Mrs. Epps!

  • Where did you go to college, and what major did you pursue? I went to Peace College first, where I received an Associate of Art degree. I went to East Carolina for a bit (Go Pirates!), but ended up getting my nursing degree from Pitt Community College.
  • What is something that you want others to know that they might not have known? I love live music and concerts, and my favorite bands are Dave Matthews and The Revivalists; I also love 70s music!
  • Where is your dream vacation? Dream vacation is Turks and Caicos.
  • Favorite movie? Favorite all time movie is Almost Famous.
  • Biggest pet peeve? Biggest pet peeve is when people sniffle and don’t blow their nose.
  • If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you buy? If I won the lottery, I would buy a house at the lake, the beach, and the mountains.

Mrs. Epps also wanted to add, “I love RMA and am thankful for the opportunity to be the school nurse!”