Ginny West

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My name is Ginny West. I teach Health Science Education,  Diagnostic Medicine, and Nursing Education at Portland High School. I teach alongside Heather Kirkham. We are both HOSA advisors at PHS.  I graduated from Volunteer State Community College as a Radiology Technologist. I worked as a RT(R) at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for 4 years. I graduated from Western Kentucky University as a Registered Nurse in 2012. I worked in Labor and delivery for 2 years before beginning to teach Health Science at Portland High School. I have 2 horses, 2 dogs, and live on a 350 acre farm. I have been married for almost 8 years to my high school sweetheart.  I LOOOVE all things vintage! And junking is a passion of mine!

I absolutely love teaching about the job I loved to do! Please feel free to contact me anytime through this page or on my email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I look forward to having your child in class!

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Portland High School will strive to engage learners through unique, diverse, and differentiated opportunities, connect students to lifelong skills and trades to enhance college and career readiness, and empower students and teachers to embrace leadership and service roles in their local community.

Vision Statement

Portland High School commits to graduating college and career ready students who will serve as productive citizens for the community.