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New EMT teacher comes from MCV


By: Mandy Lockhart

Winnie Dunn is Prince George High School’s new EMT teacher.  She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 17, 1972.  She lives in Glen Allen, Virginia.

Dunn has been teaching EMT for four years.  She attended Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and earned a BA in Special Ed, Elementary Ed, and a minor in Theatre.  She also attended J.S. Reynolds Community College and received her degree in paramedics.

“A friend who knows I love teaching high school EMT classes told me Prince George High School was looking for an instructor,” Dunn said.

Dunn teaches not only two EMT classes at Prince George, but also three EMT classes at King William High School.  She also works in the emergency room at MCV, as well as teaching with Hanover Fire EMS.

Dunn loves working with her new students.

“They’re great! They’re wonderfully attentive, curious, and inquisitive during class,” Dunn said.

Dunn enjoys many aspects of her job teaching.

“Sharing my enthusiasm with the students, seeing them growing as providers and getting their stories of success as they run rescue squad calls are what interest me most,” Dunn said.

Dunn’s goal to accomplish by the end of the year is to see all of her students successfully complete the state EMT certification test in May or June.

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    Jessica TaylorNov 4, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I also did not know that Prince George offered this class, but I think it is definitely a good thing that they do. Many students seem to be interested in this class and it is probably one of the more beneficiary classes that you can take.

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    Jamar JohnsonOct 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    My friend takes her class and talks about how amazing she is. I had no idea PG offered this class. I have already begun to think about taking this class next year. I have had a few friends get into car accidents the past few months and if there were ever a shortage of EMTs, I don’t think I could sit around and do nothing about it.

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    Diana O.Oct 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    It is great that Prince George are getting legit courses and getting the right people to teach them. The new EMT teacher proves that not only our teachers, family and friends want to see us prevail in life but other people do care about us. The article gives good information on the new teacher. She is not only a teacher but a volunteer in the career she exceeds at.

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    Autrey J.Oct 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I have friends that take the class and they like it a lot. I think it would be interesting but it is not something I plan on pursuing as a career. Its really cool, though, that there is a class at our school that teaches students how to save lives.

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    Cara LucyOct 25, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I think that it is good that Prince George now has an EMT teacher offering this class because it opens up a whole new field for students to look into. I also think it’s good that TRN wrote an article on this because some students are not aware of this teacher or class. Now that there is an article describing them, more students may be interested in taking the class next school year.

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    Trey CarterOct 19, 2010 at 5:04 am

    This is great because the way the world is going, we will need a lot of EMTs. As crime rate rises, and violent crimes become more prevelant, Emergency Medical Technicians are going to be in high demand. Therefore, getting an EMT teacher of this caliber at PGHS, is great.

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    Haseena Abdur-RahmanOct 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I am actually in her class and she is one of the most lively teachers that I have ever had. she is really involved in her work and adores what she does for a living. She always comes to school excited and ready to work.