The Path to Healthy Schools

Health and learning are inextricably linked.

Cairn   /ke(ə)rn/  (noun)

A cairn, or pile of rocks guiding a hike on Mount Hood, Oregon.

A cairn, or pile of rocks guiding a hike on Mount Hood, Oregon.

A mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark, typically on a hilltop or skyline.
A guide or marker on a hiking trail or path.

Creating places of health and well-being where kids can win through education.

Cairn Guidance was created by Jessica Lawrence, a former health teacher and health education curriculum specialist for the Oregon Department of Education. We are a consulting business that offers services such as facilitation, presentations, curriculum and materials development. We have been working with clients since August of 2006.

Cairn addresses school and public health issues and focuses on a process that is effective and results-oriented. Some of our clients include schools, districts, state departments of education, non-profits, public health organizations and state departments of health and human services.

We believe that health and learning go hand in hand. With the competing pressures that schools and communities face, the health and well-being of our communities are oftentimes forgotten. Cairn believes that the core of a community is how it functions as a collaborative entity to support the health of the community.

Thank you Jess for an inspiring, engaging and active presentation. A perfect fit for our conference! It was our first time ever trending on Twitter [during your presentation].
— Michelle Smith, Director, Southern Obesity Summit
Jess keynoting at the Southern Obesity Summit, held in October 2014 in Louisville. Her keynote, "Do Something Extraordinary" took participants through a journey of 6 lessons learned on Jess' solo bicycle trip across the US and how those lessons related to being a health champion.

Jess keynoting at the Southern Obesity Summit, held in October 2014 in Louisville. Her keynote, "Do Something Extraordinary" took participants through a journey of 6 lessons learned on Jess' solo bicycle trip across the US and how those lessons related to being a health champion.